|Place of birth||Subiaco, Perth, Western Australia|
|School||Jolimont School, Subiaco, Perth, Western Australia|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Albert Street, Victoria Park, Western Australia|
|Age at embarkation||18|
|Next of kin||Father, F. Dovey, Albert Street, Victoria Park, Western Australia|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Helena Vale, Western Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||16th Battalion, C Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/33/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on
|Regimental number from Nominal Roll||Commissioned|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lieutenant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||4th Machine Gun Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)||*Stated to be Reginald Walter Dovey on NR|
|Place of death or wounding||Housel|
|Age at death||21.9|
|Age at death from cemetery records||21|
|Place of burial||Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot VIII, Row E, Grave No. 3), Fouilloy, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Frederick Henry and Elanor A.J. DOVEY, 171 Albany Road, Victoria Park, Western Australia. Born at Subiaco, Western Australia|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Embarked to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 12 April 1915.
Wounded in action, 28 April 1915; admitted to HS 'Devanha', 6 May 1915 (gunshot wound, buttock); transferred to No 2 General Hospital, Cairo, 6 May 1915; transferred to Base Details, Cairo, 27 May 1915.
Rejoined 16th Bn, Gallipoli, 17 June 1915.
Admitted to No 2 General Hospital, Alexandria, 2 July 1915 (defective eyesight); transferred to Convalescent Camp, Helouan, 5 August 1915.
Embarked Alexandria, 22 August 1915; rejoined 16th Bn, Mudros, 13 September 1915.
Rejoined 16th Bn, 8 October 1915.
Disembarked Alexandria, ex-Mudros, 30 December 1915.
Tranferred to, and taken on strength of 4th Machine Gun Company, Tel el Kebir, 9 March 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 1 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 9 June 1916.
Promoted Lance Corporal, 3 June 1916.
Promoted Temporary Corporal, 22 August 1916.
Promoted Corporal, 7 September 1916.
Promoted Sergeant, 7 September 1916.
Admitted to hospital, 27 January 1917; transferred to 4th Australian Divisional Rest Station, 27 January 1917 (venereal disease); to No 39 Casualty Clearing Station, 27 January 1917; to No 10 Ambulance Train, 29 January 1917; to No 1 Convalescent Boulogne, 30 January 1917; to No 51 General Hospital, 30 January 1917; discharged to Base Details, 19 March 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 52 days.
Rejoined 4th Machine Gun Company, 25 April 1917.
Detached to Machine Officers Cadet Bn, England, 26 August 1917; promoted 2nd Lieutenant, 19 December 1917, and to attend Machine Gun Course, Grantham.
Admitted to No 3 London General Hospital, Wandsworth, 21 December 1917; discharged to duty, 4 January 1918.
Proceeded overseas to France, 26 March 1918; marched into Machine Gun Base Depot, Camiers, 26 March 1918.
Proceeded to unit, 1 April 1918; rejoined 4th Machine Gun Company, 4 April 1918.
Promoted Lieutenant, 10 May 1918.
Killed in action, 4 July 1918.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, DOVEY Reginald Walker|