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Charles Dudley Dobson

Group. Pilots course 12A, No. 1 Service Flying Training School, RNZAF Station Wigram. L-R: Back; WV Eunson, J Badcock, TL Bowker, WA Fergie, CD Dobson, HW Millard, FS Penman, VE Meaclam, GA Hutt, CJ Fraser. Middle; JW Chapman, JA Froggatt, OR Cooper, DL Clow, AG Craig, VP Cummock, SH Manning, WR King, HJ Lorimer, BD Stringer, W Kennedy, FS Johnstone, AJ MacGregor. Front; WJ Barnes, JS Bergin, EW Cox, FW Davidson, AL Ellis, JN Williams, SG Horner, WJ Greenhalgh, WJN McIntosh. Image kindly provided by Royal New Zealand Air Force Museum, MUS970513. Image subject to Crown Copyright, 1941

Group. Pilots course 12A, No. 1 Service Flying Training School, RNZAF Station Wigram. L-R: Back; WV …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Charles Dudley AWMM
  • Surname
    Dobson AWMM
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    • NZ41980 AWMM
    • WWII 41980 AWMM
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    Male AWMM
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Civilian life

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  • Birth
    18 December 1917 AWMM AWMM
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  • War
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    Air Force AWMM
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    • NZ41980 AWMM
    • WWII 41980 AWMM
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Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    Killed on air operations AWMM

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    • Son of Charles Dudley Dobson and of Jean Dobson (nee Earsham) of Christchurch. AWMM
    • Charles mother was Jean Dobson (nee Earshman) Public - Roderick Dudley Gwynne - Direct descendant - 26 September 2015 - Family member - uncle


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  • Death
    29 August 1942 AWMM
    Age 25 AWMM
    Europe AWMM
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    Durnbach War Cemetery, Bad Tolz, Bayern, Germany AWMM Coll. grave 2 D. 20-22 AWMM
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  • Memorial name
    A pew inscribed with his name and date of death. Cathedral Grammar school, Christchurch, New Zealand. Public - Sarndra - 28 June 2020 - Press, 6 August 1943; Paperspast portal; National Library of New Zealand;

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26 September 2015Roderick Dudley GwynneMasterton New ZealandDirect descendant

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