William Thomas Dolby

Name

William Thomas Dolby

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

28/06/1917
22

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Corporal
210256
Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)
58th Bn.

Awards

Not Yet Researched

Cemetery/Memorial

LA CHAUDIERE MILITARY CEMETERY, VIMY
IV.E.14
France

UK Memorials

Woolmer Green Memorial
St Mary the Virgin Roll of Honour, Welwyn

Pre War

Born on 20 May 1896 in Long Clawson, Leicestershire, son of William John and Maria Jane Dolby. In 1901 the family were living in Eynesbury, Huntingdonshire, where his father was a railway signalman. On the 1911 Census his parents had moved south to 120 Morley Avenue, Wood Green, London and later lived at 83 Bury Road, Wood Green. William emigrated to Canada on 3 July 1913, leaving from Southampton for Quebec on the Ausonia. He gave his occupation as 'butcher'. Attested at Welland, Ontario, Canada, on 13 November 1915. Was described as being 5ft 6½in with a dark complexion, hazel eyes and brown hair and gave his occupation as butcher. Had been active in the Militia of the 44th Regiment for the 13 months prior. He was living at Niagara Falls, Ontario.

Wartime Service

He embarked from Halifax to Liverpool on 8 July 1916 on the SS Lapland. He was promoted to Lance Corporal on 3 January 1917 and later Corporal on 23 June, a few days before he was killed in action.

Additional Information

Initially registered under service no. 1497 in the 98th Bn. Lincoln and Welland Canal Force, 44th Regt. In his will he left everything to his mother.

Acknowledgments

Neil Cooper
Brenda Palmer