Gunner Edward Doble
|Regiment:||Royal Field Artillery|
|Date of Birth:||1888Born Withycombe Ralegh||Date of Death:||10/07/1916|
|Memorial:||Dawlish||Memorial Inscription||DOBLE E. BOMBR R.F.A.|
It is recorded that Edward Doble enlisted at Newton Abbot, but there are no indications as to the date.
Basra was an important logistical base at which ships unloaded supplies to be sent north on shallow draught vessels. New hospitals were also set up to better care for the sick and wounded. Gunner Edward Doble died at the 33rd British General Hospital of heatstroke.
Association with Dawlish
Edward Doble was from a family long established in Withycombe Raleigh, next to Exmouth and within the registration district of St Thomas. It was his marriage which brought him across the Exe to Dawlish.
James is shown as a Brick Moulder. By 1891 James T B Doble is with a new wife, Elizabeth, 34, living at 6 Jubilee Cottages, Withycombe. James and Elizabeth had four children, Edward (1888-1916), Walter (1890- ), Sidney (1893- ) and Wallace (1894-1918).
Edward became a road contractor's labourer and after his mother's death in 1906 he married Alice Maud Way (1883- ) in Q3, 1907. She had been born in Cockermouth, Cumberland. She is recorded in the 1891 census, living with her aunt Bessie Way, and in 1901 as a servant to Mark Cornelius' household at Marine Parade, Dawlish.
|Devon Roll of Honour||Doble, Edward Bombdr R.F.A. 10th July 1916 Mesopotamia|
Commonwealth War Graves Site
|Next of Kin:||Alice Maud Doble (nee Way) (1884- ) widow. The Death grant and War Gratuity were paid to her.|
|Last Known Address:||2 Alma Cottages, Manor Hill, Dawlish.|
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Forces War Records
“Plant” family tree (ancestry), “NEW” family tree
UK, Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects (21 entries)
Mons, Anzac and Kut by Aubrey, publ 1919