Lt George Robertson Dobson

G R Dobson

1885 May 2. Born at 14 William Street, Dundee

1891 census at 25 Millars Wynd, Dundee. His father William Dobson is an Iron Dresser

1901 census at 8, Pole St, Dundee. His father is an Iron Labourer.

1911 Jan 2. Married to Christina Rodger Thomson at Lochee, Dundee.

1914 Aug 20. Lands in France. He was either in the army or the territorial army before the war started, for him to have been in France so quickly

1918 May 1. The undermentioned Cadets to be temp. 2nd Lts. R. Scots.— George Robertson Dobson. His service papers are at Kew

1919 Feb 26. Is serving in Mullingar, Ireland when he applies for his medals

1919 Nov 1. R. Scots.. Temp. 2nd Lt . G. R. Dobson to be temp.Lt

1919 Nov 19. R Scots. Temp. Lt. G. R. Dobson relinquishes his commission on completion of service, and retains the rank of Lt

1921 Jun 14 Joined ADRIC with service no 2065. Posted to C Coy

1922 Jan 13. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

He worked as a coal porter for the local Coop and then went to live with his brother for around 4 years in Australia. He came back to Scotland and died around a year later.

1950 Sep 8. Sails from UK for Sydney, Australia. His UK address is 19 Earl Haig Avenue, Leven, Fife. He is intending to live in Australia. He stayed with his brother William Wemyss Dobson (His brother is a Labourer on Australian Electoral Roll living at 21 Andreas St, Petersham North, NSW)

1954 Mar 26 Died of bronchitis at Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh aged 68. Believed to have been about 6 months after his return from Australia