A. C. Dopson
Service no. P/200377
Rifleman, Rifle Brigade, 10th Battalion
Died aged about 20 on 23 September 1917
Remembered at Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium
Information from the censuses
In 1901 Alfred Dopson, aged 4, was living at 34 Kenchester Street with his parents, George Dopson, 37, a railway porter born in Newbury, Berkshire, and Elizabeth Dopson, 36, from Shipnal, Shropshire. Alfred’s siblings on the census were
Edward G. Dopson, 5
Emily Violet Dopson, 3
Edith M. Dopson, 10 months
All the children were born in Kennington.
Elizabeth A. Rogers, 40, a widowed monthly nurse born in Cape of Good Hope, boarded with the family.
In 1911 the Dopson family lived at 33 Ely Place, Stockwell, occupying 4 rooms. Edward,16, was now a printing trade apprentice, as was Alfred, 15. Emily was 13. Since the 1901 census, Alexander, 9, and Alice, 6, had been born. The Dopsons claimed that they had had 5 children all of whom survived. However, no mention is made of Edith, 10 months in 1901, who would have brought the number to 6.