3593229 Private Robert Donoghue, Border Regiment

1887 Jun 2. Born London


1889 Jun 12 Admitted Holborn Workhouse. Discharged 15 Jul 1889

1890 Sep 23 Admitted Holborn Workhouse. Discharged the next day

1891 census at Dove Court, Holborn


1901 census at Margaret St, Clerkenwell


1912 Oct 5 Discharged Holborn workhouse

1913 Oct 4 Admitted to St Lukes Workhouse


1914 Aug. Enlisted as 7841 Private Robert Donoghue into 3rd (Reserve) Battalion, Border Regiment.

1914 Oct 25 Married Mary O´Connor. Marriage cert gives him as a soldier with Border Regt

1915 Oct 11. Enlisted as # 2116 in RGA in Clerkenwell. Born circa 1885, gives married Mary O´Connor in London 25 Oct 1914 On RGA enlstment. And his address as 34 Lever St, St Lukes, London

1915 Nov 6. Deserted RGA at Shepherds Bush. Never seen again by RGA

1915 Nov 22. Court Marital for desertion and loss of equipment held at Shoeburyness with 3rd Battalion, Border Regiment awarded 28 days detention for absence

1915 Jan 4. landed in France and joined 2nd Battalion, Border Regiment

1916 Apr 25. Court Marital held at Carlisle for desertion resisting arrest while serving with 3/4th Battalion, Border Regiment. Awarded 98 days detention

1916 Jul/Sep Son Robert born Holborn

1916 Transferred as 352388 Private Robert Donoghue, 1/9th Battalion, Manchester Regiment in Egypt

1916 Nov 3. Court Marital for drunkenness acting to the prejudice of good order and military discipline held in the field (E. E. F.) with 1/9th Battalion, Manchester Regiment awarded 3 months imprisonment commuted to 90 days Field Punishment no.1

1917 Feb 12. Court Marital for Theft held in the field (E. E. F.) with 1/9th Battalion, Manchester Regiment awarded 90 days Field Punishment no.2

Re-enlisted or re-numbered as 3593229 Private Robert Donoghue, Border Regiment

1919 Aug. deserted from the 2nd Battalion, Border Regiment in Ireland

1921 Mar 21. deserted at Belfast

1923 May 18 arrested for Desertion and remanded in custody to await escort. Address given as 9 Rodney Residence, Rodney Street, Kings Cross

1923 May 31 Court Marital at Aldershot with 2nd Battalion, Border Regiment. Held for 18 days before trial. Awarded 6 months Hard Labour in Prison which was commuted to Detention . Discharged Medals forfeited

1941 Nov 6. This could possibly be his son who was born in 1916

1950 Nov 9. Medals restored

1959 Jul/Sep Died Battersea

Deserters and Missing