William West McGhie

Engine Room Artificer William West McGhie of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, was the second child of Nathaniel and Elizabeth McGhie (née West). He was born and grew up in Hutchesontown, in Glasgow’s Southside. Like most working class families in Glasgow at the time, the McGhie’s lived in a four story tenement building in which…

Alfred Dougherty

Able Seaman Alfred Dougherty was born on December 5th 1884 and baptised in the Church of St George, Douglas, Isle of Man on January 5th 1885. Much of his adult life was spent at sea; on fishing boats, passenger ships and military vessels. His parents were both born in The Isle of Man; his father…