Morton Wilfred DOBSON

Regimental number858
Place of birthPine Road, Tasmania
SchoolPinewood State School, Tasmania
AddressPine Road, Penguin, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 10"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinFather, S H Dobson, Pine Road, Penguin, Tasmania
Previous military serviceNil (exempt area under Compulsory Military Training scheme)
Enlistment date14 April 1915
Place of enlistmentUlverstone, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 29 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted at the age of eighteen left Australia 26 Batt landed at Gallipoli Sept 21st. Left evacuation went to France as a Signaller until Feb 1918, then went into instructing school for six months and returned to Front and was killed.
FateKilled in Action 29 August 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Date of death incorrectly entered on Nominal Roll as 6 September 1918.
Age at death21.5
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialAssevillers New British Cemeery (Plot III, Row A, Grave No. 9), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Samuel Hildreth and Emma Amelia DOBSON, Pine Road, Penguin, Tasmania
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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