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Nottingham
He was the husband of Sarah B E (Lizzie) Frettingham (née Whitehead). They were married in 1915 (J/A/S).
30 Nov 1917
33
S/3368
Lance Corporal
Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own)
He entered theatre (France) 21/7/1915
Nottingham Evening Post, Roll of Honour, 24 December & 26 December 1917. ‘Frettingham. Killed in action, November 30th 1917, Joseph Dobson, Rifle Brigade, the dearly loved husband of Lizzie. Far from the stress and the strife of war, far from the sound of the cannon roar, some day we’ll part to meet no more, at the sound of the last reveille. Sleep on my loved one, sleep and take thy rest, I loved you dearly, but God loved you best. Heartbroken wife Lizzie.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Nottingham Evening Post, Roll of Honour, 24 December 1917. ‘Frettingham. Killed in action, November 30th 1917, Joseph Dobson, the dearly loved and youngest son of Joseph and Mary. The light of our home has suddenly gone, our of our midst duty called him along, the shadow is cast, no one knows only we, who will miss from now till eternity. Brokenhearted mother and dad.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Nottingham Evening Post, Roll of Honour, 24 December 1917. ‘Frettingham. Killed in action, November 30th, 1917, Joseph Dobson, Rifle Brigade. My dream of a year ago has sadly come true, I saw you there fondly bidding adieu; my help, could I have given it, would have been all in vain, peace be with you, God bless you, till we all meet again. From his loving sister and brother, Polly and George, and nieces.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) He was born J/F/M/1884 (Free BMD). Soldiers' Effects Register cites 30/11/1917 as date of death. David Nunn
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