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Thomas Dobson


Thomas Dobson was born in 1880 to James Bramwell Dobson and Emma Dobson, and came from Preston, Lancashire.

Early Life

Thomas married Clara Eleanor Hughes in 1908 in Preston, Lancashire and they had one child, also called Clara.


Thomas attended Chester College and left in 1901. By the time of the 1911 Census, he was teaching in Salford and lived at 37 Graham Road, in Pendleton, Manchester. He then went to teach in Nuneaton, Warwickshire.

Military Service

Thomas served in the Royal Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion, and by the time of his death had risen to Serjeant (G/53160) Thomas Dobson.

Lest We Forget

Thomas was killed in action on December 3, 1917, in France. He was 37 years old.

Post Mortem

Thomas was awarded the British War and Victory Medals for his service to King and Country. He is remembered at Tincourt New British Cemetery, in France.