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Herbert Wilfred DOBSON

Regimental number2068
Place of birthWhitemore near Westbury, Tasmania
SchoolWhitmore, Hagley and Sprent State Schools, Tasmania
Other trainingStott's Correspondence College
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressUlverstone, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, George Dobson, Sprent, Tasmania
Previous military service91st Infantry
Enlistment date21 June 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A49 Seang Choon on 23 September 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2068A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 7 June 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialUnderhill Farm Cemetery (Row A, Grave No. 11), Ploegsteert, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
132
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Charlotte Elizabeth DOBSON, Sprent, Tasmania. Native of Whitemore, Tasmania
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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