Private Reuben Dolby was one of two brothers killed within months of each other in the final stages of the First World War. Reuben was born at Tinwell on 8 August 1895. He was one of seven children of James and Annie Dolby of Pasture House in Tinwell and worked as a house painter. He joined the 7th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment on 21 June 1917, going out to the Western Front on 29 March 1918. During the big British advance near the end of the war he was killed instantly by a shell on 18 September 1918, leaving behind a widow, Annie. He now lies buried at Epehy Wood Farm Cemetery, grave V.1.9, and is remembered on Tinwell's war memorial. His brother James Alfred Dolby had been killed just a few months earlier, in June.
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