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Osborne Alexander DOBSON

Regimental number2846
Place of birthBalaklava, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
Address29 Rundle Street, Kent Town, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 5.5"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Ann Dobson, 29 Rundle Street, Kent Town, South Australia
Previous military serviceMachine Gun Section, 79th Infantry.
Enlistment date9 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 June 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 21 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 16 November 1918
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1127 Sergeant Claude Edwin DOBSON (MSM), 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, died of disease, 6 February 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Taken on strength, 10th Bn, Mudros, 25 November 1915; after evacuating the Dardanelles, disembarked Alexandria, 29 December 1915.

Transferred to 50th Bn, Serapeum, 26 February 1916; taken on strength, Tel-el-Kebir, 27 February 1916.

Transferred to 1st Stationary Hospital, Serapeum, 12 April 1916.

Marched into Royal Army Medical Corps Depot, Mustapha, 24 August 1916.

Disembarked Alexandria for United Kingdom, 14 September 1916; marched into No 2 Camp, Parkhouse (no date); marched out to Australian Headquarters, 3 October 1916.

Found guilty, 26 November 1916, of being absent from 6.30 am parade, 26 November 1916: awarded 10 days Confined to Barracks.

Marched into Australian Ambulance Training Depot, Parkhouse, 16 April 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 2 June 1917; marched into Australian General Base Depot, Rouelles, France, 2 June 1917; marched out to unit, 4 June 1917; taken on strength, 10th Field Ambulance, 6 June 1917.

Found guilty, 12 May 1917, of being absent without leave from 10 pm, 7 May, to 9 pm, 11 May 1917: awarded 18 days Field Punishment No 2; forfeited a total of 23 days pay.

Admitted to Scottish General Hospital, Glasgow, while on leave, 21 March 1918 (pyrexia of unknown origin); transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, England, 23 April 1918; discharged, 8 May 1915; marched into No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 8 May 1918.

Marched out to Overseas Training Brigade, Hurdcott, 18 July 1918.

Marched out to Australian Ambulance Training Depot, Longbridge, 2 August 1918.

Marched out to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 22 August 1918 (special duty).

Commenced return to Australia from England on board HT 'Marathon', 6 November 1918; disembarked Adelaide, 1 January 1919; discharged, 24 February 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsParents: Charles Kelligrew (deceased, 18 June 1915) and Mary Ann DOBSON, 29 Rundle Street, Kent Town, Adelaide
SourcesNAA: B2455, DOBSON Osborne Alexander

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