CEF Soldier Detail

Captain Wilfred James Dobson
Died: July 9, 1916

Regimental Number:
9436
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
1st Battalion
Company:
Place of Birth:
East Dulwich, Surrey
Country:
England
Next of Kin:
Charlotte Dobson, mother. Cranleigh, Surrey, England
Address at Enlistment:
Date of Birth:
April 3, 1878
Trade or Calling:
Schoolmaster
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
Valcartier, Quebec
Date of Enlistment:
September 23, 1914
Age at enlistment:
36
Height:
6 Feet Inches
Chest:
37 1/2 Inches
Expansion:
2 1/2 Inches
Religion:
Church of England
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Battle Died/Wounded:
Near Zillebeke
Date of Death:
July 9, 1916
Age at Death:
38
Buried at:
Hooge Crater Cemetery, Belgium
Plot:
XVI. E. 15.
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Research Notes
Acting Major
December 2016 - 1914/15 Star Trio available here
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Captain Canadian Infantry 1st Battalion
Private Canadian Infantry 3rd Battalion No. 3 Company
Private Canadian Infantry 3rd Battalion

Son of William Cleaver Dobson and Charlotte Dobson

CEF Burial Registers - Killed in Action. During an action in the vicinity of Zillebeke on July 9th 1916, he was literally blown to pieces by an enemy high explosive shell.