|Place of birth||Bundaberg, Queensland|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Rosedale, North Coast Line, Queensland|
|Age at embarkation||18|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs S Dabelstein, Rosedale, North Coast Line, Queensland|
|Place of enlistment||Brisbane, Queensland|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||15th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/32/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||15th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette'
|Family/military connections||Brother: 6249 Pte Arthur DABELSTEIN, 15th Bn, returned to Australia, 10 March 1918.|
War service: Western Front
Embarked Brisbane, 7 September 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 2 November 1916; marched in to 4th Training Bn, Rollestone, 16 November 1916..
Proceeded overseas to France, 28 December 1916; taken on strength, 15th Bn, in the field, 6 January 1917.
Admitted to 4th Australian Field Ambulance, 13 February 1917; transferred to No 10 General Hospital, Rouen, 17 February 1917; to England, 26 February 1917, and admitted to 3rd Southern General Hospital, Oxford, 27 February 1917 (trench feet: slight); transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 9 March 1917; discharged on furlough, 23 March 1917, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 4 April 1917.
Marched in to No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 12 April 1917.
Admitted to Delhi Hospital, 3 July 1917 (appendicitis); discharged to No 1 Command Depot, 7 August 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France, 10 November 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 26 November 1917.
Appointed Lance Corporal, 11 April 1918.
Wounded in action, 4 July 1918 (shrapnel wound, back); admitted to 13th Australian Field Ambulance, 5 July 1918, and transferred to 47th Casualty Clearing Station; to 1st Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 6 July 1918; to No 2 Convalescent Depot, 9 July 1918.
Admitted to 6th General Hospital, Rouen, 11 July 1918 (influenza); transferred to No 2 Convalescent Depot, 16 July 1918; to No 11 Convalescent Depot, 28 July 1918; to Base Depot, Havre, 7 August 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 17 August 1918.
Awarded Military Medal.
Promoted Corporal, 5 September 1918.
Detached to Australian Corps School, 4 October 1918; rejoined Bn, 25 October 1918.
On leave to United Kingdom, 30 October 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 4 December 1918.
Found guilty, 5 December 1918, of when on Active Service overstaying leave from 6 am, 15 November, till apprehended at 11.30 pm, 27 November 1918: severely reprimanded, and forfeited a total of 13 days' pay.
Marched out to England for return to Australia, 29 April 1919.
Commenced return to Australia from Plymouth on board HT 'Miltiades', 19 June 1919; disembarked Sydney, 8 August 1919; discharged, 23 September 1919.Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Miscellaneous details||Name entered incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as Herbert Ernest DABELSTEIN.|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, DABELSTEIN Albert Ernest|