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Name: John DOBBY
Casualty No.: Ranks: Petty Officer Initials: J Service No.: Tyneside Z/6586
Date of Birth : 25/11/1890 Place of Birth : Age at Death: 27
Unit: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Regimental Depot, Royal Naval Division (formerly Hood Bn).
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted: HMS Calliope, Elswick, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, 7th August 1915.
Place of Residence: Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: Path Head, Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address: 11 Stargate, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Civilian Employment: Miner at Stargate Colliery.
How Died: Pneumonia.
Date of Death: Tuesday 29th October 1918
Place of Death: Connaught Hospital, Aldershot, Hampshire.
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Stargate War Memorial, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Ryton Social Club, Roll of Honour, Cross House, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham (the son of a club member).
UK Commemorated: Blaydon War Memorial, Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham. St Cuthbert's Church, Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Overseas Commemorated: -
Buried: Ryton Cemetery, Hexham Old Road, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Grave reference D.
Decoration and Medals:
Photographs: 1
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary: Blaydon Courier, page 5, 9th November 1918.
Family Details:
Son of William and Isabella Dobby. Husband of Florence Dobby, of Path Head, Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham. One son; Stanley. John's siblings: William, Thomas, James, Leggie, Jane Hannah, and Ellen.
Notes : John enlisted in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve on 7th August 1915. He was drafted for the British Expeditionary Force, 25th September 1916. He joined Hood Bn, 25th November 1916. He was wounded in action with severe gunshot wounds to his chest and right knee. He eventually succumbed to his wounds in hospital. Rated Acting Able Seaman Higher Grade, 12th May 1917. Leading Seaman, 30th May 1917. Petty Officer, 20th November 1917. He was buried with full military honours in Ryton Cemetery.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register.
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