Dobney, George Herbert

George Herbert 


1882 - 1915
Rank Private
Service no.8536
DiedMay 9, 1915



George Herbert

Known as Herbert he was born in 1882 in Bristol. His parents were Herbert Dobney, a shoe clicker and Clara (nee Hazell) and they had 5 children-
Clara Louise 1876
Jane Selina 1877
James W 1880
George Herbert 1882
Harry 1884 all born in Bristol.

1884 Clara died, aged 30, maybe as a result of childbirth as Harry was born in 1884 and died a few months later.

In 1891 census Herbert senior was a widower living at 26 Spencer
Street, Leicester.

1893 Herbert married his 2nd wife Elizabeth Cooke in Leicester.

In 1901 census they lived at 2 Yard 23 Preston Street and Herbert junior was a shoe clicker.

1908 Herbert junior married Ethel May Cayless and had 1 daughter in 1909.

In 1911 census the family lived at 2 Carlton Place, Frank Street. Herbert and Ethel lived at 10 Wood Hill and he was a mechanic machine tool fitter.

Herbert was Private 8536 1st Battalion Notts. And Derby Regiment. He had served 8 years in India . He was Killed in Action on 9.5.1915, aged 33, and is on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium.

His photograph is in Leicester Mercury 20.9.1915 pg 3.