Family of Thomas Dollin: Second Generation in Australia
|Caroline Amor Dollin
b 8 Jul 1858; d 1931
Born in Clarence Town, NSW. Daughter of Thomas Dollin and Mary Ann Amor. Note: Mary Ann's mother was also named Caroline Amor.
Married a carpenter from Sydney, James Whitbread, on 25 Jan 1887. James was born in England in 1859.
Caroline Amor Whitbread (nee Dollin) died in Marrickville, NSW, in 1931.
Son of James Whitbread and Caroline Amor Dollin
Eric Stanley Whitbread
He enlisted with the Australian Imperial Force in 53rd Infantry Battalion in Sydney on 14 Aug 1915. He was 5' 8" tall with hazel eyes and black hair. His regimental number was 3476. He served in France and was killed in action on 19 Jul 1916, aged 20, during the 'Attack at Fromelles'.
Eric Whitbread has no known grave but is commemorated in the VC Corner Australian Cemetery, Fromelles, France.
Visit the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website for more details.
In 2015, we received an exciting email from Michele about Eric Whitbread. Michele said that her grandmother had been pledged to marry Eric when he returned from the war.
The full-length photograph of Eric Whitbread, kindly supplied by Michele. A small photograph of Michele's grandmother, who was pledged to marry Eric, was attached.
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