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Castle Greasley, Derbyshire
Joseph Dolby appears to have been born in Derbyshire, the son of Rebecca Dolby in 1889. He lived in Carlton in Lindrick with his grandparents. His grandfather was the local village policeman. He became a gardener and worked at Welbeck Estate. He enlisted early on in the Local regiment when the war was announced. Further details of his life (and death) were made known with an article in the local newspaper.
Gardener at the Welbeck Estate.
11 Mar 1915
858621 - CWGC Website
1st Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Joseph Dolby served with the 1st battalion Sherwood Foresters Regiment. He went to France on 4th January 1915 and was killed in action, on 11th March 1915 during the Battle of Neuve Chapelle, France.
Commemorated: Le Touret Memorial, France. Panel 26 and 27.Worksop Guardian 7 May 1915 As briefly reported in our column the other week, Pte. Joseph Dolby, 1st Sherwood Foresters was killed in action on March 12th. Dolby was an under-keeper at Welbeck when the war broke out, and had been in that employment for four years. He enlisted in September last, and in due course went to the front where he did his duty bravely and undauntedly. The news of his death occasioned much regret, Dolby having made many friends and being well respected. His parents reside at Church Gresley, Burton on Trent, and he was engaged to Miss Jackson, Blyth Road, Worksop. Much sympathy is expressed with her and Pte Dolby’s relatives.
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