Diamond War Memorial Project

Corporal John Dobbin Wafer

6th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Regimental Number 13225/2855
Born: ---- Died: 1916-09-18 Aged: 21 Enlisted: ------

Interred in Lahana Military Cemetery, Greece. Name commemorated on the Diamond War Memorial.

Son of Lloyd S. and Ellen Dobbin (possibly died, at Fountain Villa, Prehen, on August 7, 1938) Wafer, 7, Dunfield Terrace, Waterside, Londonderry. Possibly brother of Violet Ethel, who married Thomas Weir McMonagle, ex-District Inspector R.I.C., only son of Robert McMonagle, Gortmunley, Cullion, on January 18, 1923, at St Columb’s Cathedral, Londonderry.

John Dobbin Wafer was born at Newtownhamilton, County Tyrone, worked as a chemist’s assistant with Mr G. Mitchell, William Street, Londonderry, and enlisted at Omagh. He died of wounds received in action at Salonika.

Corporal Wafer had been through most of the engagements in the Dardanelles, and was wounded there on September 8, 1915. His brother served in the A.S.C.M.F., in France, while his father, Sergeant Wafer, was attached to the 3rd Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.