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

Digitized Service Record

Source: Bruce Remembers


Blog article about this soldier.

Military Medal for Bravery in the Field during his service as a stretcher bearer. Bruce Remembers indicate this was for actions on August 8, 1918.  Ref. The London Gazette. 7 February 1919.Supplement: 31173. Page: 2130.

His brother, Pte. Robert William Dobson, served with the 18th Battalion.

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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