Private William Arthur Dobson

 

Private Dobson of the 12th Parachute Battalion was killed in action on the 6th June 1944, aged 25. He is buried at Ranville Cemetery. Copyright: Paul Carr.

 

 

Copyright: Paul Carr.

 

 

Private Dobson (centre) before joining the Parachute Regiment. Copyright: Paul Carr.

 

 

Private Dobson (third from the left) in Iceland, 1941. Copyright: Paul Carr.

 

 

Paul Dobson (back row, fourth from the left) in Iceland, 1941, with two American troops. Copyright: Paul Carr.

 

 

Copyright: Paul Carr.

 

 

Private Dobson's grave. Copyright: Paul Carr.

 

 

Notification of Private Dobson's death. Copyright: Paul Carr.

 

 

Copyright: Paul Carr.

 

 

Copyright: Paul Carr.

 

 

A letter from Major-General Gale to Private Dobson's father. Copyright: Paul Carr.