Reuben Dolby

View Reuben on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website
Service number:
203745
Rank:
Private
Service:
Leicestershire Regiment
Origin:
Date of birth:
08 August 1895
Date of death:
18 September 1918
Age at Death:
23
DOLBY Reuben

Known information

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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  • Tinwell Memorial 2
  • Tinwell plaque
  • Epehy Wood Farm Cemetery 4
  • Epehy Wood Farm Cemetery 3
  • R Dolby 1
  • R Dolby 2

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Reuben was a house painter and lived with his wife Annie (nee; Tyler) at Exton in Rutland.
By skinnylizzy on Friday 13th June '14 at 3:27pm
2 images Mr Dolby's Headstone
By John Stokes on Tuesday 11th November '14 at 7:37pm
A Rutlander, living in Belgium
 

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