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VC545   Frederick William Dobson

BORN   9 November 1886

DIED   13 November 1935  AGE   49

VC Won    28 September  1914   AGE   27

Place VC Won   Chavonne, Aisne, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1914

Name   Frederick William Dobson  No.  6840

VC Issue No.   545   Awards   VC      

Regiment   Coldstream Guards, 2nd Battalion



Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Lance-Corporal

Place Of Birth   Nafferton Farm, Ovingham, near Newcastle-on-Tyne, Northumberland, England

Place Of Death   Newcastle-on-Tyne General Hospital, Northumberland, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Ryton & Crawcrook Cemetery, Co. Durham, England


Date Buried/Cremated   17 November 1935

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Section A, Plot 234

Gazetted   9 December 1914

VC Presented   3 February 1915 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, Ryton & Crawcrook Cemetery, Co. Durham, England

Stone memorial in playground, primary school, High Spen, Co. Durham

Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, St Mary's Church, Ovingham, Northumberland

By The Way…

Headstone erected 15 March 1986

The Coldstream Guards took possession of his medals when they turned up at a pawnbrokers shop in Newcastle, 1936

VC Held By

Coldstream Guards, Guards Museum, Wellington Barracks, Birdcage Walk, London, England



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