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We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Nicholas Dobeson

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Date of birth: 11th January 1897
Place of birth: Tynemouth, Northumberland, England
Wife: Effie Dobeson
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Chief Petty Officer
Service Number: P/J 21190
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Nicholas was born on 11th January 1897 in Tynemouth, Northumberland. He is known to have joined the Navy at age 12 (with the help of his older brother). He spent several years in submarine service as well as at Gosport.

Nicholas and his wife Mary Ellen had one son. The family lived in Portsmouth, Hampshire. By the time of the Second World War, Nicholas had retired from the Navy and was a pensioner. He quickly returned to service at the outbreak of war.

He was 44 years old at the time of his loss.

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Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

The part of the memorial in which the Hood casualty names can be found.
(Panels 45 to 61)

Nicholas's name is in Column 1 of Panel 46.

Detail of Nicholas's name.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Nicholas' granddaughter, Anne Dobeson (photo, 1999; information, 2008)