Sunday, 28 June 2015

Dobson, John William - Private (42227)

Pte John Wm Dobson
1st/4th Battalion,
East Yorkshire Regiment,
Killed in Action,
27th May 1918,
Age 20
Commemorated Soissons Memorial.

Newspaper Report:


Mr and Mrs. Holden, 49 Hudrake, Haslingden have received news through the Red Cross that Private J. W. Dobson, East Yorkshire Regiment, is a prisoner of war in Germany.
Private Dobson has been missing since may 27th.  He joined the colours in March of last year.


Official intimation has been received by Mr. Albert Dobson of the presumed death of his brother Private J.W. Dobson, 49 Hud Rake, Haslingden and who has been missing since May 27th 1918.
Private Dobson, who was only 20 years of age, was employed as a spinner at Clough End Mill, Haslingden, prior to joining up and was associated with Salem Wesleyan Chapel.  He was much respected in the district.

Newspaper Memorials:

In loving memory of Private J.W. Dobson, who was presumed killed on May 27th 1918, aged 20.

"Time has passed on, dear brother,
Loving memories still remain;
Hours of joy we have spent together,
Hours we cannot share again."

From his loving brothers and sister.

"In our home you are fondly remembered,
Happy memories cling round your name,
True hearts that held you in deepest affection,
Always will love you in death just the same."

From Mr. and Mrs. John Holden.

"We little thought when we said goodbye,
We parted for ever, and you were to die;
Oh, the grief that we feel, words cannot tell,
For we could not be with you to bid you farewell."

From his pal, Greenwood.

Pte John William Dobson - Census Certificate - (Click over to enlarge)