Frederick William Dobson VC - 2nd Coldstream Guards - North Shields

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    NORTH SHIELDS V.C. HERO WOUNDED North Shields's hero, Corporal Dobson, who was awarded the Victoria Cross for his bravery, and who recently returned to the front, is reported to have been wounded. In a letter to his wife at North Shields. Private C.B. Dixon, 2nd Coldstream Guards writes: "I am sorry to say that Corporal Dobson, V.C., of North Shields was wounded on Wednesday (date not stated). If you see his wife tell her that I think it is not very serious. He was hit in the back with a shrapnel bullet." This photograph was published in the Illustrated Chronicle on the 6th of March 1915. During the Great War the Illustrated Chronicle published photographs of soldiers and sailors from Newcastle and the North East of England, which had been in the news. The photographs were sent in by relatives and give us a glimpse into the past. The physical collection held by Newcastle Libraries comprises bound volumes of the newspaper from 1910 to 1925. We are keen to find out more about the people in the photographs. If you recognise anyone in the images please comment below. Copies of this photograph may be ordered from us, for more information see: http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/tlt" >www.newcastle.gov.uk/tlt Please make a note of the image reference number above to help speed up your order.
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    illustratedchroniclesoldiers
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    IllustratedChronicles (Flickr)
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    What does this mean? Public Domain Mark
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    Link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/127539872@N02/16250760499/
    Resource type: Image
    Last modified: 7 years, 4 months ago
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