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Lieutenant William Dobbs

Waterloo 200

of Dublin

1 Jan 1794 - 13 May 1844

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Submitted by: Neil Harrison

Date added: 11 Jun 2015

Lt William Dobbs, 3rd Battalion 1st Foot (later The Royal Scots)

William Dobbs, Volunteer/Ensign, 1st Foot: Aged nineteen on first appointment to the Army.

• Ensign, 1st Foot, 22nd August. 1813;

• Lieutenant 1st Foot, 29th September 1814; Pension: £50, commencing 1st Oct. 1814.Where serving when wounded:

• 12th to 19th June 1813. Wlm Dobbs was ‘Slightly wounded, in operations prior to Vittoria’ (Volunteer) (London Gazette)

• 21st June 1813 Vittoria - Wellington defeats King Joseph Bonaparte. Wlm Dobbs was ‘Severely wounded at Vittoria’ (Volunteer) (3rd Battalion) (London Gazette)

• 31st August 1813 at St Sebastian. 2nd siege of St Sebastian. Wlm Dobbs was ‘Severely wounded, storming of San Sebastian’ (Volunteer Dobb) (3rd Battalion) (London Gazette)

.• 16th June 1815 at Quatre Bras. The 3rd Batt. of the Royal Scots, which was reduced in 1817,distinguished itself in a particular manner at Quatre Bras. "Being removed from the centre of the 5th Division, it charged and routed a column of the enemy. It was then formed in a square to receive the cavalry, and though repeated attacks were made, not the slightest impression was produced. Wherever the lancers and cuirassiers presented themselves they found a stern and undismayed front which they vainly endeavoured to penetrate."Mudford's Historical Account of the Campaign in the Netherlands, in 1815.

• 18th June 1815 at Waterloo. The 3rd Battalion, 1st Foot (Royal Scots), suffered very heavy casualties of 362 officers and men at Quatre Bras and Waterloo; in fact no Regiment suffered higher casualties amongst its officers, as a percentage, than the Royal Scots, in killed and wounded. Wlm Dobbs was ‘Severely wounded at Waterloo’

Married in Dublin, 24th June 1822. No children by 1829. Died 13th May 1844 Resided during last five years: Kingstown, Dublin & Douglas, Isle of Man

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