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Name: John George DOBSON
Casualty No.: Ranks: Lance Corporal Initials: J G Service No.: 12081
Date of Birth : 19/01/1895 Place of Birth : Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Age at Death: 22
Unit: 8th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers.
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted:
Place of Residence: Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: 12 Clifford Gardens, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address: 29 Clifford Terrace, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Hawthorn Terrace, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Civilian Employment: Pony putter at Emma Colliery from 20th January 1909. He left on 22nd September 1914.
How Died: Missing and wounded, 15th August 1917. Reported died of wounds, July 1918.
Date of Death: Thursday 16th August 1917
Place of Death:
Battle/Campaign: The Battles of Ypres (Ieper), Belgium, 1917. Battle of Langemarck, 16th 18th August 1917.
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Emma Colliery Memorial, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Crawcrook Primitive Methodist Centenary Church, Roll of Honour.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Reference Panel 19 to 23 and 162
Buried: No known grave.
Decoration and Medals:
Photographs: 2
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary: Blaydon Courier, page 8, 20th July 1918.
Family Details:
Son of George and Catherine Dobson, of 29 Clifford Terrace, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Husband of Mary Hannah Dobson, of 12 Clifford Gardens, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. John and Mary's son, John George Henry Dobson died on 7th December 1918, aged 10 months (reported in the Blaydon Courier, 14th December 1918). Brothers: Percy, Thomas, and Albert E. One daughter, Mary.
Notes : John's father was a miner and was probably employed by the Stella Coal Company.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. Soldiers Died in the Great War.
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