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George Eric Burroughs Dobbs (21 July 1884 – 17 June 1917) was Irish born and played international rugby union for England (2 caps as a flanker in the 1906 Home Nations Championship[1]), and served with the British Army from 1904. He served during the First World War, and was promoted to lieutenant colonel. He was killed at Poperinge in 1917 while surveying a cable trench when a stray artillery shell fatally wounded him. He died of wounds later that day.[2]

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