Date of birth31 March 1871
Place of birthOakhampton near West Maitland, New South Wales
SchoolMaitland Public School; Maitland Boys High School, New South Wales
AddressStirling, West Maitland, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation43
Next of kinWife, Mrs Scobie, Stirling, West Maitland, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the South African War, has medal with five bars, also Australian Military Forces.
Enlistment date27 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentMajor
Unit name2nd Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board TRANSPORT A23 Suffolk on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant-Colonel
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29455 (28 January 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 44 (6 April 1916).

FateKilled in Action 6-8 August 1915
Place of death or woundingLone Pine, Gallipoli, Turkey
Age at death44
Age at death from cemetery records44
Place of burialLone Pine Cemetery (Special Memorial Row C, No. 132), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Mary SCOBIE. Native of West, Maitland, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsNephew: 3719 Pte Ralph Sylvester SCOBIE DCM, 54th Bn, returned to Australia, 22 December 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal