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john burnett



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2013 11:31 am    Post subject: Captain James Jardine Dobie Reply with quote

Situated within Kinghorn Parish Church
Thanks to Rev Jim Reid and Jim Chalmers for their assistance.
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Kenneth Morrison



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2013 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Military Cross citation
L/Gazette 23/7/1918 p.8794
Capt. (A./Maj.) James Jardine Dobie,
D.S.O., Hrs.
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when commanding his squadron.
Finding that he was no longer necessary in his position, he obtained leave, to rejoin his regiment engaged in a counter-attack. He took command of the front line, and after the objectives had been seized, it was in great measure due to his courage and determination that the consolidation of the line was successfully accomplished.

His DSO was announced in the L/Gaz 31/5/1918 p.6458

DOBIE, JAMES JARDINE
Rank:Captain
Date of Death:30/09/1918
Age:41
Regiment/Service:3rd (King's Own) Hussars
Awards:D S O, M C
Grave ReferenceI. B. 33.
CemeteryMARCOING BRITISH CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Son of the Rev. W. Jardine Dobie and Margaret Hamilton Veitch, his wife, of Kinghorn, Fife; husband of Antoinette Wilhelmina Laura Jardine Dobie (nee Rouillard), of "Glassmount," Kirkcaldy, Fife.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:09 am    Post subject: UNVEILING Reply with quote

Dundee Advertiser Tuesday 31st May 1921

MEMORIAL TO FALLEN KINGHORN CAPTAIN

A stained glass window has been unveiled in Kinghorn Parish Church in memory of Captain J Jardine Dobie DSO,MC who fell in action.The dedication service was conducted by Rev Mr Park,Leith while Mrs Russell,deceased`s sister,performed the unveiling ceremony.Captain Dobie was the only son of Rev William Dobie of Glassmount,Minister Emeritus of Kinghorn Parish Church.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

James Jardine Dobie, Distinguished Service Order, Military Cross – age 41 – Captain 3rd (King's Own) Hussars.
James was educated at Cargilfield School in Edinburgh and, from 1892, at Rugby before moving in to Oriel College, Oxford in 1896. He was commissioned from there in the 3rd Hussars in May 1900 and served in the South African War. He was promoted to Captain in 1911 and landed with hos Regiment in France in August 1914. He served at Mons, at the Marne, the Aisne, Messines, Wytschaete and was wounded at Klein Zillebeke in October 1914. He was wounded again near Vlamertinghe in April, 1915 and for a third time at Lempire in May, 1917. In 1918 he was at St. Quentin, Amiens, the crossing of the Canal du Nord and was awarded a DSO and a MC for his actions at Moreuil on March 31st, 1918.
“Capt. (A./Maj.) James Jardine Dobie, D.S.O., Hussars. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when commanding his squadron. Finding that he was no longer necessary in his position, he obtained leave, to rejoin his regiment engaged in a counter-attack. He took command of the front line, and after the objectives had been seized, it was in great measure due to his courage and determination that the consolidation of the line was successfully accomplished.”
Born 1877 Kinghorn, Fife. Son of the Rev. William Jardine Dobie and Margaret Hamilton (Veitch) Dobie of Kinghorn, Fife.
William had been born in Applegarth, Dumfriesshire and was brought up on his father's farm of Kirkbank in St. Mungo Parish in Dumfriesshire.
Husband of Antoinette Wilhelmina Laura Jardine Dobie (nee Rouillard) of "Glassmount," Kinghorn, Fife and of Stanmore, Middlesex. who he married in Paris in 1911. (Source: CWGC and Fife Free Press 7/10/1911 p.5)
Killed in Action on 30 September 1918 and buried in Marcoing British Cemetery, France.
Also named on the Kinghorn Parish War Memorial, on the St. Mungo Parish Memorial, on the Cargilfield School and Rugby School memorials and on the Stanmore War Memorial in Middlesex.
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