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Regimental number3289
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
SchoolAcheron and Clydebank State Schools, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSchool teacher
AddressKambrook Road, Caufield, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation45
Height5' 7.75"
Weight175 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs E H Dobson, 'Stauraren', Kambrook Road, Caufield, Vcitoria
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years 4 months in the 2nd Contingent, 6th Commonwealth Horse, South Africa.
Enlistment date24 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Age at death from cemetery records46
Place of burialRue-Du-Bois Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row A, Grave No.1), Fleurbaix, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Mary DOBSON; Wife: E.E. DOBSON, 12 Prentice Street, St Kilda, Victoria. Native of Alexandra, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Allotted to and proceeded to join 59th Bn, Tel el Kebir, and reverted to the ranks.

Promoted Sergeant, Ferry Post, 4 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Killed in action, 19 July 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DOBSON David

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