Lee Edward Dobson was born on 12 June 1919 at Canton, Georgia, the son of William Bethel Dobson and Sara Adaline Folsom Edge. Husband of Ruby Henson.
Died non Battle 8 December 1945

Technical Sergeant

T/Sgt Dobson is buried at Oakdale Cemetery, Canton, Cherokee County, Georgia.

The Chattanooga Daily Times, 11 April 1945
Sgt. Lee E. Dobson, husband of Mrs. Ruby H. Dobson, 3915 Pickering Avenue, and a member of an engineer Construction battalion, drowned while swimming near his post on Luzon Island Last Dec. 8, the War Department has informed his wife. A native of Canton, Ga., Sgt. Dobson volunteered for duty in September, 1943; was trained in automotive mechanics and assigned to the 1637th Engineer Construction Battalion, in November, 1944. He served as head of the battalion machine shop during campaigns in Europe and the Pacific, going to the latter area in August, 1945. In the Pacific section he participated with his outfit in several important missions and was rated outstanding among men in his company, according to his superior officers. Holder of the European and Pacific theater ribbons and one battle star, Sgt. Dobson was a resident of Chattanooga before entering the service. His wife is employed at the Topps Gum Company in Chattanooga. He is survived by his wife, the former Miss Ruby Henson, Dunlap, Tenn.; parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.B. Dobson, Canton; three sisters, Mrs. G.L.Thornton, Atlanta; Mrs. Frank Washington, Calera, Ala.; Miss Marguerre Dobson, Canton, and a brother, W.B. Dobson Jr., Atlanta.

  • Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 12 June 1919
  • Date of death: 8 December 1945
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Chattanooga
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 1637th Engineer Construction Battalion
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: European and Pacific theater ribbons
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Oakdale Cemetery, Canton, Cherokee County, GA
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XI, Top Panel
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