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Lance Corporal Thomas Dobson


Harrogate Herald - 10th October 1917

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Lance Corporal Thomas Dobson (Northumberland Fusiliers) was killed in action on September 20th. He resided at 21 Unity Grove, Harrogate, and leaves a wife and one boy. Before joining he was head cellarman at the Hotel Majestic. Their Majesties' sympathy accompanied the notification. The chaplain, in a letter to Mrs Dobson, says he was killed by a sniper's bullet during the attack on September 10th, and died instantaneously. "It would be impossible to exaggerate the courage and endurance shown by our men that day, and we honour those who are fallen, and grieve for their loss". He assures her of the battalion's hearty sympathy. Private A F Turner, who sent a photo of the deceased and some of his comrades taken before going into action, says Dobson "was a great favourite", and conveys the deepest sympathy of the men of the platoon. The platoon officer also adds his condolence, and says he "keenly feels the loss of such a brave boy".