CHINDIT SUICIDE. 1944.

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  1. veronicad

    veronicad Well-Known Member

    4622941 Pte. J. Dobson. Date of death, 10/6/44. Buried ref: 728732. India. Member of Lance Perowne,'s 23rd Bde. Does not appear to be included CWGC.
    Does any member have knowledge,, what would happen with regard to his remains, under the circumstances? Thank you. Veronica.
     
  2. alieneyes

    alieneyes Senior Member

  3. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

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  4. graeme

    graeme Senior Member

    Morning

    Works fine for me,

    Regards,

    Graeme
     
  5. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Dobson's grave marker at 1:15.(I'll ask Tony for a better photo)
    dobson.JPG


     
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  6. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Thanks toTony aka Bucklt.
     

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  7. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    DOBSON, SQUIRE
    Rank:
    Private
    Service No:
    4622941
    Date of Death:
    10/06/1944
    Age:
    30
    Regiment/Service:
    Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)
    2nd Bn.
    Grave Reference:
    11. B. 3A.
    Cemetery:
    KOHIMA WAR CEMETERY
     
  8. veronicad

    veronicad Well-Known Member

    Thank you. To all. Veronica.
     
  9. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Forgot to ask about the thread title, how do you know he committed suicide ?
     
  10. KevinBattle

    KevinBattle Senior Member

    When I looked at this when first posted, that was my question, too...
    Also the reference to him as "J" Dobson suggests a source of knowledge we don't have access to.
    Certainly it was an extremely strenuous, if not terrifying ordeal to trek 100 of miles through dense jungle never knowing if a Jap ambush was about to be sprung, but.... suicide?

    I think this seems to be his Birth details
    Name: Squire Dobson. Mother's Maiden Name: Price. Registration Year: 1914. Registration Quarter: Oct-Nov-Dec
    Registration district: Leeds, Yorkshire West Riding. Volume: 9b. Page: 575
     
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  11. veronicad

    veronicad Well-Known Member

  12. imphalcampaign

    imphalcampaign Active Member

    From the message form it seems 728732 is the map reference of the location where he was initially buried. Later his mortal remains must have shifted to the present Cemetery. Found this in CWGC site. The burial at the present location seems done/ completed on 17th Nov, 1957. doc3506122 (1).jpg
     
  13. oldbaldy

    oldbaldy Junior Member

    My late father in law spoke some preferring suicide after being wounded. He was RA attached 2 DWR.
     
  14. veronicad

    veronicad Well-Known Member

    Are you able to say where S. Dobson was initially buried? RE. Map reference 728732. My map reading skills are hopeless. I would appreciate any help. Thank you. Veronica.
     
  15. Hebridean Chindit

    Hebridean Chindit Lost in review...

    My dad made comments in his notes about suicide attempts that some made, or to try and get flown out...
     
  16. lionboxer

    lionboxer Member

    Casualty list states “Died”.
     
  17. veronicad

    veronicad Well-Known Member

    See post 11. Army form says suicide. Veronica.
     

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