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Born: 13 November 1893, Baildon
Died: 15 September 1917
Buried: Faureuil British Cemetery
Address: Elm Cottage, Low Baildon
Parents: Walker & Annie Isabella
Siblings: Florence, Albert, John
Occupation: Gardener to Mr W A Whitehead
Rank: Pte
Medals/awards: Mentioned in dispatches
Rolls of Honour: Baildon
Regiment: Duke of Wellington’s
Thomas Arthur Dobson
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Mr and Mrs W Dobson of Low Baildon received the sad news on Wednesday last that their second son, Pte Thomas Arthur Dobson, had been seriously wounded on the preceding Friday, September 14th only to be followed a day later by the painful intelligence that he had died on September 15th from his wounds and never regained consciousness. Pte Dobson was in the employ of W A Whitehead, Esq., of Langley, Baildon, as a gardener for eight years prior to his enlistment. Joining the Duke of Wellington’s Regt in March 1916, he was trained at Salisbury Plain, Henham Park and Bideford, going out to France in January this year. On May 15th, Pte Dobson was mentioned in dispatches for his bravery in carrying in a wounded captain of the York and Lancaster Regt under a terrific fire. The gallant soldier was 23 years of age and was highly respected by a large circle of friends. Shipley Times & Express 28 September 1917
Baildon RoH Baildon RoH Baildon RoH The family gravestone in Charlestown Cemetery shows that Thomas’s father, Walker, died just two months after his son.