Dolphin, Vernon Ommaney


War Service:
Major VERNON OMMANNEY DOLPHIN of 17 Brigade Royal Field Artillery was killed on 8 June 1917, aged 31. He was hit by a shell fragment on returning from taking one of his wounded gunners to a dressing station.

He was educated at the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich. He was commissioned into the Royal Field Artillery in 1906. He joined 90th Battery in South Africa in 1907 and went with the battery to the North West Frontier of India in November 1908. He was promoted to captain on 30 October 1914 and took command of a battery in March 1916. His death was reported in The Times of 12 July 1917.

He is buried in Faubourg d’Amiens cemetery, Arras.

Location of Memorial:
He remembered on the memorial in All Saints church, Blackheath. He is also commemorated on a private memorial in the church.

He was born in Blackheath, the youngest son of James and Jane Dolphin, of 8 The Paragon, Blackheath. (The family lived there 1891 - 1931, prior to that they lived at 5 Vanbrugh Terrace 1877 - 1890 and before that 23 Shooters Hill Road 1872 - 1876). He was educated at Bradfield College and the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich.

The Times of 12 July 1917.

Contributed By: Andy Pepper

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