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Place of Birth: Winterburn, Yorkshire
Service No: 117568
Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Garrison Artillery
Battalion / Unit: 256th Siege Battery
Date of Death: 1918-08-11
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: A. 14.
CWGC Cemetery: MEZIERES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: DUNSOP BRIDGE, YORKSHIRE
Local War Memorial: SLAIDBURN, YORKSHIRE
Local War Memorial: WHITEWELL, YORKSHIRE
John Dolphin was the son of Thomas and Catherine Dolphin, née Coates. Thomas was born at Stonebeck Up, Nidderdale and Catherine at Bentham, Yorkshire. John was probably related to Private William Horner Dolphin (34459) (q.v.).
1901 Parish of Over Wyresdale, Lancashire Census: Tarnbrook - John Dolphin, aged 8 years, born Gargrave, Yorkshire, son of Thomas and Catherine Dolphin.
1911 Dunsop Bridge, Yorkshire Census: Brennand - John Dolphin, aged 18 years, born Winterburn, Yorkshire, son of Thomas and Catherine Dolphin.
The British Army Service Record for John Dolphin exists but may be incomplete.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Gnr John Dolphin, 117568, R.G.A.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Gnr John Dolphin, 117568, 256 Sge. Bty. R.G.A.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Gnr John Dolphin, 117568, 256 S. Bty. R.G.A. Date and Place of Death: 11.8.18. Can. Fld. Amb. France or Belgium. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Father - Thomas. £30 9s. 0d.
UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923: card(s) exist for John.
Photograph courtesy of Kevin Dolphin.
A short biography of John is included in: ‘In Love, In Gratitude, In Remembrance - Remembering the Men & Women of Slaidburn, Newton in Bowland, Dunsop Bridge, Dale Head & Tosside’ by Margaret Brenchley (2018).
Data Source: Local War Memorial
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
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Gunner John DOLPHIN
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Garrison Artillery
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