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The following records have been discerned for Corporal William Thomas Dolby by Jennifer Layne for the BHCARA British Home Child Registry. Son of Maria Jane Mitchell and William John Dolby.
London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921
Name: Maria Jane Mitchell
Estimated birth year: abt 1865
Spouse Name: William Dolby, Railway Porter
Spouse Age: 24
Record Type: Marriage
Event Date: 22 Aug 1892
Parish: St James, Kennington Park Road
Father Name: Thomas Mitchell, Labourer
Spouse Father: William Dolby, Labourer
Register Type: Parish Register
England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915
Name: William Thomas Dolby
Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1895
Registration district: Melton Mowbray
Inferred County: Leicestershire
1901 English Census records place the family of Maria J and William J Dolby in St. Neots, Eynesbury, Huntingdonshire, England. In residence were their children Ada M (7), William T (5) and Alfred S (3). William was a Railway Signal man by trade.
1911 English Census records place the family of Maria Jane and William John Dolby at 120 Morley Avenue, Noel Park, Wood Green, Edmonton, Middlesex, England. In residence were their children Ada Mary (17), and Alfred Sydney (13). William was a Railway Signal man by trade.
Library and Archives Canada
Given Name(s): William
Port of Departure: Southampton
Date of Departure: 1913-07-03
Port of Arrival: Quebec
Date of Arrival: 1913-07-14
Year of Arrival: 1913
Comments: IndividualsType of Records: Passenger Lists
Microfilm Reel Number: T-4800
Children travelling together: Q13FQ
Source: Library and Archives Canada
Reference: RG 76 C1a
Item Number: 86676
Attestation papers were signed 3 Nov 1915 in Welland, Ontario. William Thomas Dolby was born 20 May 1896 (1895) in Leister, England. He was a Butcher by trade in Niagara Falls, Ontario. His Next of Kin was Mrs. M.J. Dolby of 83 Bury Road, Woodgreen, London, England. He had previous Military experience with the 44th Regiment for 13 months. 5’ 6 ½” in height with hazel eyes and brown hair, he had 3 vaccination marks on his left arm. His religion was noted as Church of England.
Commonwealth War Graves Registers and Circumstances of Casualty states that he was Killed in Action south of Avion, Nord Pas de Calais, France. His Next of Kin was Mrs. M. J. Dolby of 83 Bury Road, Woodgreen, London. He was buried in La Chaudiere Military Cemetery, Vimy, Nord Pas de Calais, France. Plot: IV. E. 14.
British death records for Maria J Dolby note that she died in Dec 1944 at 81 years of age in Barnet, Middlesex, England.
Find A Grave Memorial# 56436384