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Raymond George DOBBIE

Regimental number18
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMechanical engineer
Address52 Pile Street, Marrickville, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, G S Dobbie, 52 Pile Street, Marrickville, New South Wales
Previous military service29th Infantry
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistment2nd Corporal
Unit name1st Field Company Engineers
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/20/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal

Recommendation date: 12 October 1916

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Courage and valuable services under heavy fire, setting splendid example. (Near Ypres 20-21 September 1917).
Recommendation date: 3 October 1917

Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He was in charge of a party making communications close to the front line. Throughout the day he moved above among his men under fire, encouraging them at their work, and continued to do so even during a heavy enemy barrage and counter attack. It was owing to his magnificent example and determination that the work was completed.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

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