Lurgan's Dead from The Great War 1914-18

Caledon Robert J. R. Dolling


Captain Dolling, Caledon Robert J.R.

2nd Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers

who died on
Sunday, 20th August 1916, aged 30

Additional Information:
Son of Caledon Josias Radclyffe Dolling, of Dollingstown, Lurgan. Husband of Alma Dolling.

“Military Cross awarded to Temp, 2nd Lieut. C. R. J. R. Dolling, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, for conspicuously gallant leading during a night attack. It was mainly due to his coolness in handling his men that the assaulting party took the position aimed at. He was wounded in three places, but kept up the morale of his men. On a previous occasion he led a successful bombing raid against an enemy working party and accounted for several of them.”

On the night of April 25th 1916 he was again wounded in a raid on German trenches at Cuinchy, in which he was described as “the leading light of the show.” He was promoted Acting Captain in command of his Company, from August 3rd. On the night of August 20th 1916, he and his C.S.M. were killed instantaneously by a shell. He was buried in Quarry Cemetery, on the east side of Mametz Wood.

On hearing the news of her husband’s death, Alma Victoria Dolling volunteered to serve in the Scottish Women’s Hospital, eventually joining the Croix Rouge Francais (French Red Cross); she was twice wounded on service and awarded the Croix de Guerre.

Grave or Reference Panel Number:
I. D. 39.

Caledon and Alma Dolling.

from information supplied by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Our thanks to Richard Edgar for additional information.

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