Dobbs John Pte 3911393
Name Dobbs John
Army number 3911393
Date of birth 7/11/1916
Unit Enlisted in the South Wales Borderers 15/3/1940. Served in Home Forces. Served Normandy. Posted to 32 Replacement Holding Unit in Normandy late June 1944. Transferred to The Durham Light Infantry 1/7/1944, posted 10th Battalion DLI. Posted 9th Battalion DLI 26/8/1944. Class Z Army Reserve 17/5/1946.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Section Commander.
Joined Brigade 01-Jul-44
Promotions Corporal (with SWB and 10th DLI). Sergeant (with 9th DLI).
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action
Home address Married 12/1/1944. Worked in concrete pipe manufacturing. Surviving Veteran as at 19/9/2014.
Source table 10DLI
To listen to a detailed interview with Mr Dobbs, conducted by Harry Moses on behalf of the Imperial War Museum's Sound Archive © IWM, click on this link to the IWM's Collections Website http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/80024893
With thanks to Sergeant Dobbs' family for their help and support, it was possible to download a copy of his personal memoir of his military service and this is accessible from the link below.