DOBELL, John Willett

Lieutenant, HMS President, Royal Navy.

Born

Son of John Laskey Dobell (Electrical Engineer) and Fanny Phyllis Dobell of South Gifford House, Aveton Gifford, Devon.

Education

Blundell’s School, “School House”, from the age of 14.
January 1911 – Christmas 1913.
He passed into the Navy with a Public School Entry.
Royal Naval Technical College, Keyham, Devonport, Plymouth.

Service

He served at sea throughout the war and in January went to Cambridge to complete his training.   

Death

1st Mar 1919, aged 22.
Whilst at Cambridge he contracted Meningitis and died after a few days illness. 

Burial/Commemoration

Modbury (St. George) Churchyard Devon GB

Research

Commonwealth War Graves Commission - www.cwgc.org
Public Record Office, National Archives, Kew WO339/  and Medal Rolls: WO372/
“The Blundellian”
“The Register of Blundell's School, Part II 1882 – 1932” (1932) MAHOOD, A.S., Ed. Entry No. 5439

 

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