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John Shedden Dobbie

In memory of:

Captain John Shedden Dobbie

October 5, 1917

Military Service


Age:

23

Force:

Army

Unit:

Gordon Highlanders

Division:

C Company, 2nd Battalion

Additional Information


Son of Col. H. H. Dobbie (Indian Army) and Margaret (daughter of T. Forlong-Gordon, J.P.), of St. Erins, Tarbert, Loch Fyneside, Argyll.

Brother of Second Lieutenant Herbert William Dobbie, who died while serving with the Royal Berkshire Regiment.

Commemorated on Page 576 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

N/A

Location:

The Tyne Cot Memorial forms the northeastern boundary of Tyne Cot Cemetery, which is located 9 Km north east of Ieper town centre on the Tynecotstraat, a road leading from the Zonnebeekseweg (N332). The cemetery itself lies 700 meters along the Tynecotstraat on the right hand side of the road. Tyne Cot or Tyne Cottage was the name given by the Northumberland Fusiliers to a barn which stood near the level crossing on the Passchendaele-Broodseinde road. Three of these blockhouses still stand in the cemetery; the largest, which was captured on 4 October 1917 by the 3rd Australian Division, was chosen as the site for the Cross of Sacrifice by King George V during his pilgrimage to the cemeteries of the Western Front in Belgium and France in 1922. The site of the Memorial is on high ground on the western slopes of the Passchendaele Ridge, from which the whole country to the English Channel lies open. The Memorial, designed by Herbert Baker and with sculpture by F. V. Blundstone, is a semicircular flint wall 4.25 metres high and more than 150 metres long. It is faced with panels of Portland stone. The following inscription is carved on the frieze above the panels:
1914 - HERE ARE RECORDED THE NAMES OF OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE ARMIES OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE WHO FELL IN YPRES SALIENT, BUT TO WHOM THE FORTUNE OF WAR DENIED THE KNOWN AND HONOURED BURIAL GIVEN TO THEIR COMRADES IN DEATH - 1918.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of John Shedden Dobbie– From Memorial of the Great War, 1914-1918 published by the Bank of Montreal 1921.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Newspaper clipping from the Daily Colonist of November 28, 1917. Image taken from web address of http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist59y304uvic#page/n0/mode/1up
  • Bank of Montreal Memorial– Memorial of the Great War, 1914-1918 published by the Bank of Montreal 1921.
  • Record of Service– Memorial of the Great War, 1914-1918 published by the Bank of Montreal 1921.
  • Biography– From Memorial of the Great War, 1914-1918 published by the Bank of Montreal 1921.
  • Article– In honoured memory.

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