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Regimental number4677
Place of birthIpswich, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
Address191 Crown Street, East Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation36
Next of kinMother, Mrs S Dobe, Jane Street Collins Estate Ipswich Road, South Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed for a year and some days in the South African Boer War.
Enlistment date24 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentActing Sergeant
Unit name18th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 13 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 29 August 1918
Age at death37
Age at death from cemetery records37
Place of burialAssevillers New British Cemetery (Plot II, Row F, Grave No. 10), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Sophia Butterfield DOBE, husband of F.M. DOBE, Mossman, Queensland. Born at Ipswich, Queensland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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