26 August 1917: Wilhelm Dobbek captured SE of Arras

South-east of Arras, 2nd Lieutenant Wilhelm Dobbek was captured near the village of Bullecourt. Dobbek had been born in Flatow in West Prussia, a town which is now part of Poland. He was suffering from slight gunshot wounds to the right side his back. He was admitted to Belmont Hospital in Surrey and later transferred to Colsterdale in the east of the Yorkshire Dales. He served with 141st Infantry Regiment. He entered Skipton Camp in February 1918.

THE BRITISH ARMY ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1914-1918  British troops watching shell-bursts near Bullecourt, 21st June 1917. Copyright: © IWM (Q 2553).