Sunday 23 September 2012

Private Egbert Dolphin

Born on 30 June 1877 in Freckenham, Worcestershire, England - son of Mary Ann Dolphin, Freckenham, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in St. Thomas, Ontario, trade as car repairer, single, no current or previous military service, Church of England, height of 5 feet 8.75 inches, chest of 37.5 inches fully expanded, medium complexion, brown eyes, dark brown hair.

Joined the 91st Battalion, CEF, in St. Thomas, Ontario, on 28 February 1916 (number 190015) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 20 or 21 August 1916 - killed in action on 18 November 1916 - buried in Regina Trench Cemetery (grave II.G.7), France.

(Updated with an image of Pte Dolphin's headstone at Regina Trench Cemetery that I took in August 2012).

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for putting this on here I am a decendant of Egbert in the UK he was my grandfathers cousin. I will make a point of finding his grave in france now and pay the families respects as I dont think anyone will have been thankyou!