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Selston, Nottinghamshire
He was the son of Samuel and Mary Dobbs Born Fourth Quarter 1897 in Selston On 1901 Census he is living with his parents and siblings – Lucy, Elizabeth and Hilda Mary - at Alma, Selston. His father is listed as a coal miner / hewer On 1911 Census he is living with his parents and siblings – Elizabeth, Hilda Mary, Ethel, Annie, Arthur and Eliza - at Mansfield Road, Selston. His father is listed as a coal miner / hewer and George as a pit pony driver below ground Another sister, Mable, died as a child.
On 1911 Census he was a pit pony driver below ground.
28 Nov 1917
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On 1911 Census he is living at Mansfield Road, Selston.
Private
Nottinghamshire Yeomanry (Sherwood Rangers)
Enlisted June 1915 at Mansfield 7th December 1915 arrived in theatre 7th February 1916 Regiment arrived in Salonika on SS Winifredian. Brigade retitled as 7th Mounted Brigade. 7th October 1916 Two patrols consisting of a Troop each went sent to the village of Kalendra supported by armoured cars. The Bulgarian defenders stayed low in their trenches and were unseen until the patrols were on top of them. They then opened fire killing five men Renumbered 275951 in 1917 June 1917: Brigade began to return to Egypt but ship carrying troops was torpedoed and the men returned to Mudros. 4th July 1917: arrived in Egypt and Brigade placed under orders of Desert Mounted Corps. On 28th November 1917, The Nottinghamshire Yeomanry were operating in the deep valley westwards of Beit Ur Et Tahta village. A party of Turks were seen at Sheik ab ed Din mosque, which dominated the valley. Second Lieutenant James Collier Foster Harter with a party facing the mosque was mortally wounded while making a reconnaissance. Dobbs was one of twelve Nottinghamshire (Sherwood Rangers) Yeomanry killed or died of wounds that day He was shot through the neck and died instantly
He was buried close to where he was killed but his grave was subsequently lost and he is commemorated on the Jerusalem Memorial Panel 2
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