Dobson, John: Service no. 651436 (Military Medal)

Digitized Service Record

Source: Bruce Remembers

Military Medal for Bravery in the Field during his service as a stretcher bearer. There are several men with the surname Dobson who served in the Battalion but the connection between them is unknown, at this time.

This soldier lost his leg during action at Arras on August 26, 1918 and this passage relates what happened:

Source: Hopkins, J. (1919). Canada at War: A Record of Heroism and Achievement 1914-1918. 1st ed. Toronto: The Canadian Annual Review Limited, p.386.

Photo Credit: Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre,


Private Dobson was to loose his right leg on August 29, 1918. This document shows him signing off after being fitted with an artificial leg.

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