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Place of Birth: Gargrave, Yorkshire
Service No: 42730
Regiment / Corps / Service: Alexandra, Princess of Wales Own (Yorkshire Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 6th (Service) Battalion
Division: 11th (Northern) Division
Date of Death: 1917-10-09
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Panel 52 to 54 and 162A.
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: GARGRAVE, YORKSHIRE
Ben Dobby was the son of Thomas and Sarah Ann Dobby, née Moss. Thomas was born at Ripon and Sarah at Leeds, Yorkshire. Ben was the cousin of Private William Gill (235189) (q.v.).
1901 Gargrave, Yorkshire Census: North Street - Ben Dobby, aged 8 years, born Gargrave, son of Thomas and Sarah A. Dobby.
1911 Eldroth, Yorkshire Census: Park House - Benjamin Dobby, aged 18 years, born Gargrave, Yorkshire. [Ben was boarding with his sister, Hannah and brother-in-law, David Wood.]
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Ben Dobby, 42730, Yorkshire Regiment.
Data Source: Cravens Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
DOBBY, B., Yorkshire Regiment, son of Mr. Thos. Dobby, North Street, [Gargrave], killed in action.
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Private Ben DOBBY
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Alexandra, Princess of Wales Own (Yorkshire Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 11th (Northern) Division
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