Collie William Dobson Lt (QM) 89443
Name Collie William Dobson
Army number 89443
Rank Lt (QM)
Decorations Territorial Efficiency Decoration and 1st clasp 21/4/50.
Date of birth Born 4/10/1895 Tynemouth. Mother's maiden surname Richardson.
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry - served in the ranks as 4448305. Promoted to Sgt 8th Bn DLI. Commissioned as Lt and QM 31/5/1939. Posted to the 8th Bn DLI 31/5/39. Embodied 24/8/39. Posted 11th Bn DLI 1/9/39 on the creation of the Battalion. Served B.E.F. Posted 6th Bn DLI "Marleyforce" 23/5/40 as QM. Posted 11th Bn DLI as QM June 1940. Declared medically unfit 2/9/40. Posted to No 4 ITC Brancepeth 23/9/1940. Camp Commandant May 1942. Special Employment 1943. Released as Hon Captain 1947.
Company/Battery Battalion HQ 11th Battalion.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Quartermaster.
Joined Brigade 01-Sep-39.
Promotions Sergeant. Lt and QM 31/5/1939, W/S/ Captain and QM 1/11/1942.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action Died 7/5/1954 - Luton, Bedfordshire.
Home address Son of William Dobson Collie (1860 - 1915) and Jane Ellen Richardson (1870 - 1970). Born Tynemouth. Educated Russell Rd Secondary School, West Ham. In 1911 Lt Collie was 15 and living with his family at 44, Belgrave road, Plaistow, West Ham. Married Emily Shepherd in Durham in 1920.
Source table 11DLI
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