Sunday, 28 June 2015

Dobson, Albert Edward - Private (34431)

Pte Albert E. Dobson
Lancashire Fusiliers,
Died at New End hospital, Hampstead from wounds received in France.
10th June 1917,
Age 32,
Buried St James (The Great), Haslingden.

Newspaper Reports:


News has reached his wife at Flaxmoss Street, Haslingden that her husband. Pte. Albert Dobson Lancashire Fusiliers, died at New End Hospital, Hampstead, on Sunday, from wounds received at the front.
32 years of age, the deceased was engaged in the cotton trade before he joined up, and his funeral will be accorded military honours tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at Haslingden Parish Churchyard, the body having been railed this morning.


The military funeral of Private. Albert Dobson, of 2 Flaxmoss Street, Haslingden, took place on Saturday at the Parish Churchyard.  The deceased, who was in the Lancashire Fusiliers, died from wounds at New End Hospital, Hampstead.
He was 32 years old and married, and previous to joining the colours he worked at Plantation Mill, Haslingden.
A firing party, who numbered 14, followed by the Church Lads' Brigade, marched in front of the hearse with reversed arms.
Six wounded soldiers acted as underbearers, and the deceased's cap and belt were laid on the Union Jack which covered the coffin.  The firing party were from Pike Law Military Hospital, and the other wounded soldiers present are at Haslingden Red Cross Hospital.
After the service at the grave, which was conducted by the curate of the Parish Church (the Rev. W,.T. Evans) three volleys were fired, and the "Last Post" was sounded by the buglers of the Church Lads' Brigade.
The employees of Plantation Mill have sent a scroll, inscribed:- "Died from wounds whilst serving King and Country."  Many wreaths were sent, one being from Haslingden Patriotic Fund Committee, and another from the Hampstead Military hospital.  Large crowds witnessed the funeral. 

Newspaper Memorials:

In loving memory of my dear Husband, Private. Albert Edward Dobson, Lancashire Fusiliers, died of wounds June 10th 1917.

"One year has passed, and still I miss him,
Friends may think the wound has healed;
But little do they know the sorrow,
That lies within my heart concealed.

Ah, he hath fought a gallant fight,
In Death's cold arms he persevered,
And after life's uncheering night,
The harbour of his rest is neared.

Eternal rest give unto him O Lord,
And let perpetual light shine upon him,
"May he rest in peace."

From his loving Wife, 2 Flaxmoss Street, Haslingden.

"Never a morning dawns,
And never a night returns,
But what we think of these."

"Some day we may understand."

From his loving Sister and Brother in Law - Hetty and Fred.

Pte Albert Edward Dobson - Census Certificate - (Click over to enlarge)