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Frederick Charles Dobinson

Birthplace Durham EnglandPlace of Death Durham England Date of Birth: June 22, 1886 Date of Death: September 1, 1972


Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : Frederick Charles Dobinson

Ethel’s husband, Frederick Charles Dobinson. All photos sourced from public Ancestry trees.

Gender: Male
Date and place of birth: 22nd June 1886 , Sacriston, Plawsworth, Durham
Date and Place of Death: 1st September 1972, Witton Gilbert, Durham
Nationality: British
Childhood: 5th of 6 children
Parents: John Curry Dobinson and Ann [Annie] nee Stafford
Parents occupations: Colliery engine driver
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: Not known
Occupation: Electrician
Place of residence at Gretna: Not known
Marital status: Married a fellow worker whilst at Gretna
Children: 3
Travels: Travelled to Quebec 1907 to work and  stay with brother
Awards/recognitions: N/K
Positions held: N/K
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Mini Biography

Frederick Charles Dobinson 1886- 1973

Frederick Charles Dobinson was born on 22nd June 1886 to John Curry  Dobinson and Ann [ie]nee Stafford at Sacriston, Plawsworth, Durham.

1891 – living at Sacriston Pit,  father a colliery engine man. 5th of 6 children

1901- Nettlesworth West, Plawsworth Durham. Electrician’s apprentice. Father same occupation as  1891

June 1907 sailed to Quebec to work and visit brother Leonard

1911- 8 Westwood Row, Burnhope colliery , Durham , a lodger “electrician under employer underground”.

19th May 1914 initiated into Constance Lodger Freemasons Consett

Joined Northumberland Fusiliers and later KOYLI ( Military pension record)

WW1 served in France  ( Penrith Observer March 1917)

1917 – employed at HM Factory Gretna.

1st August 1917 married Ethel Mary Tinkler, munition worker of Penrith.

Ethel and Frederick’s wedding. Photo taken from public Ancestry trees.

Penrith Observer – Tuesday 07 August 1917

“A PENRITH WAR WORKER’S WEDDING. The marriage took place at St. Andrew’s Church,, Penrith, on Wednesday of Private Frederick Charles Dobinson Durham Light Infantry, son of Mr. J. C. Dobinson, West House  , Sacriston, Durham,  and Miss Ethel Mary Tinkler, daughter of Mr. T. Tlnkler, Williams Street, Penrith. The bride has for a considerable time been employed at the Gretna factory, and a few months ago had the honour of being presented to the Queen during their Majesties northern tour. The bridegrooms has seen service in France , and is now munitions factory. Miss Edith C. Dobinson and Miss F. Tinkler were the bridesmaids. and Mr. B. Blanche, Carlisle, was best man. Among the many presents was a silver tea service from the girls at the factory, bearing the inscription : ” Presented to Miss Tinkier by fellow workers and staff on the occasion of her marriage, August Ist, 1917.” “

1939 -47, Hillside Durham Rd, Durham an electrician. Three children, one born in 1918

1st September 1973 – died at Witton Gilbert , Durham aged 87

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