DOBBY, Percy William
(Service number 27244)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank|
|Date||22 February 1886||Place of Birth||Yorkshire, England|
|Address at Enlistment||Otaio|
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|Next of Kin||John William DOBBY (father), 521 Hill's Road, Marshlands, Christchurch|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||17th Reinforcements, J Company|
|Date||25 September 1916|
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|Date||17 September 1965||Age||79 years|
|Place of Death||Christchurch|
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Percy William Dobby was the son of John William Dobby and Ann née Jackson. It appears that the family came to New Zealand when Percy was young. He started school at Papanui School, Christchurch, in 1891 and left in 1901. At noon on 31 May 1916, South Canterbury’s quota of the 17th Reinforcements was entertained at dinner in Stafford Tea Rooms by the lady members of the South Canterbury War Relief Society. The soldiers assembled at the Drill Hall at 3.30 pm to be farewelled by the Mayor before leaving on the north-going express. In this quota was P. W. Dobby. .
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [12 September 2019]; School Admission records [12 September 2019]; Timaru Herald, 31 May 1916 (Papers Past) [17 October 2015]
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