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William Denbigh DOBELL

Regimental number6007
Place of birthHawksburn, Melbourne, Victoria
SchoolTooronga Road State School, Malvern, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressTrentham, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs S J Dobell, Trentham, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed with Melbourne Metropolitan Light Horse.
Enlistment date25 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll27 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 28 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll37th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 8 June 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Spelt William Dembigh Dobell on NR
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death27.8
Age at death from cemetery records27
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert Paddon and Sarah DOBELL, Trentham, Victoria. Native of Caulfield, Victoria
Family/military connectionsCousin of Lieutenant J Dobell RN died of meningitis after four years active service.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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