1889 Oct/Dec Born Naas, Co. Kildare
1901 census at 12 Fairview Avenue, Clontarf West, Dublin
1911 census at 12 Fairview Avenue, Clontarf West, Dublin
1914 Sep 16 Enlisted in 7th RDF. His brother Louis, who was killed in France, had returned from Chile where he was working in the Nitrate business, so there is a possibility that this man was too.
1914 Sep 22. The undermentioned to be temporary Second Lieutenants. Francis Henry Doran. 7th Battalion RDF
1915 Jan Army List. 2nd Lieutenant (4 Nov 1914) 7th Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers
1915 Jul 9 Landed in Gallipoli
1915 Aug 18. 7th RDF War Diary. Suvla Bay At 10am the battalion removed up to Division rest bivouac on western slope of point 145. Major M P E Lonsdale who has commanded the battalion during the whole operations from 16th to 18th with great coolness was stricken down with sickness and left the battalion. Capt C B Hoey taking over command. From this date till 20th inclusive battalion was employed in general fatigues, making mule paths, etc. It was also reorganised as far as possible.....B Coy. Capt J A Lucie-Smith. Lt G N Wilkinson. 2nd Lt F H Doran.
1915 Aug 20. Suvla Bay. 7.30pm the Battalion left rest bivouac with 30 Brigade, crossed the beach to Lala Baba where we spent the rest of that night and the next day. Battalion lost 3 more officers sick: Capt L S N Palmer, 2nd Lt F H Doran, 2nd Lt E J Hamilton.
1915 Oct 3. Promoted Lieutenant,
1916 Oct 12. In a list of casualties on this date (in The Leader, Allahabad, of 26 October 1916 !) is: "Wounded....Doran, Lt F. H., Dublins. This was in Salonica. He was evacuated back to UK
His MIC shows attached Connaught Rangers and to Lahore Division HQ. I cannot get to the answer to this but...In 1914 the 3rd (Lahore) Division was part of Indian Expeditionary Force A sent to reinforce the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) fighting in France. The bulk constituted an infantry division as part of Indian Corps. While in France the division was known as the Lahore Division, and its brigades by their names, to avoid confusion with the 3rd British Division. It appears to have contained 1st Connaught Rangers for quite a while
1916 Nov Army List. Lieutenant(16 Aug 1915) 7th Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers
1917 Dec Army List. Lieutenant (16 Aug 1915) 7th Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers
1917 Aug 20. R. Dub. Fus: The undermentioned temp. Lts., from Serv. Bns., to be temp. Lts. (attd.), retaining present seniority: — F. H. Doran.
1918 Dec 15. R. Dub. Fus. Temp. Lt. F. H. Doran to be temp. Capt.
1918 Dec Army List. Lieutenant (16 Aug 1915) attached to 1st or 2nd Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers
1919 Army List 15 Oct 1918 Captain (15 Oct 1918) 6th Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers
1920 Mar 7. R. Dub. Fus. Temp. Capt. F. H. Doran relinquishes his commission on completion of service, and retains the rank of Capt. He is living at 4 Sidney Av, Blackrock
1920 Oct 7. Joined ADRIC with service no 692. in Depot Coy
1920 Dec 25. Posted to Ulster Police Force as a Platoon Commander
1921 Oct 15 to Oct 17 on Leave
1924 Apr 24. He sails for Canada, intending to live there and "work on a farm"
1924 Jul 30. Applies for a job in Canadian Prison Service