Alfred Percival Dobson, MC

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Alfred Percival Dobson, MC

Birthplace: Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland, England UK
Death: June 21, 1984 (88)
Darlington, County Durham, England UK
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Dobson and Elizabeth Jane Hayles
Husband of Elizebeth Beatrice Dobson
Father of Private User
Brother of George Henry Dobson; Thomas William Dobson; Margaret Dobson; Richard Victor Dobson and Lillian Dorcas Dobson

Occupation: 1901 - 5; 1911 - 15, Stationer's Assistant;
Managed by: Private User
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About Alfred Percival Dobson, MC

Featured in A Group Photograph, Before, Now & In-Between - A History and Art Project, by Andrew Tatham. Page 77 - see

Fought in both WW1 and WW2.
Worked in the prison service between the wars
Football coach Champion Swimmer

Captain in the MGC in Italy.
He was awarded his MC in the 1917 New Year's Honours List
He was called up from the reserve at the outbreak of the Second World War, surviving the 'Lancastria' disaster and apparently ending up in 1945 in Italy a few miles from where he had been at the end of WW1 in 1918.

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Medal Index Cards

  • First name(s) Alfred Percival
  • Last name Dobson
  • Service number -
  • Rank Lieutenant, Captain
  • Corps Royal Berkshire Regiment, Machine Gun Corps
  • Service record Rank: Lieutenant, Corps: Royal Berkshire Regiment
  • Service record 2 Rank: Captain, Corps: Royal Berkshire Regiment
  • Service record 3 Rank: Captain, Corps: Machine Gun Corps
  • Archive reference WO372/6
  • Archive reference description Campaign Medal Index Cards and Silver War Badge Cards
  • Country Great Britain
  • Image link

Gazetted Awards and Mentions in Despatches

  • First Name: Alfred Percival
  • Initials: A
  • Surname: Dobson
  • Nationality: British
  • Rank: Temporary Lieutenant

Gallantry Awards: Military Cross

  • Award Details: New Year Honours List
  • Gazette Number 29886, M.C., The King has been graciously pleased to give orders for the following the award of the Military Cross in recognition of his services.
  • Gazette Page: 33
  • Gazette Date: 01/01/1917
  • Service: British Army
  • Regiment: Princess Charlotte Of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment)


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Alfred Percival Dobson, MC's Timeline

October 2, 1895
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland, England UK
October 30, 1895
Benwell, Northumberland, England
June 21, 1984
Age 88
Darlington, County Durham, England UK