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Regimental number1464
Place of birthHorsham, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address70 Hainey Street, Bendigo, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 9"
Weight162 lbs
Next of kinFather, John Dunbar, Ganmain, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date26 August 1915
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Light Horse Regiment, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/11/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 12 November 1917
Discharge date6 December 1918
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1466 Pte Martin DUNBAR, AMD Train, returned to Australia, 17 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

With Light Horse Details, Maadi, 27 December 1915.

With B Squadron, 6th Light Horse Regiment, Deir el Belah, Palestine, 25 April 1917.

Detached for duty with Railway Company, Royal Engineers, Um Urgan, 5 July 1917; rejoined unit from detachment, 28 July 1917.

Detached for duty with Railway Construction Party, Marakeb, 28 July 1917; rejoined unit, 4 September 1917.

Detached for duty with Railway Construction Company, Belah, 7 September 1917.

Admitted to 1/3 London Field Ambulance, Deir el Belah, 14 September 1917 (sand fly), and transferred same day to 66th Casualty Clearing Station, and thence to Hospital Train, and admitted to 45th Stationary Hospital, El Arish, 14 September 1917 (malaria). Transferred to Hospital Train, 16 September 1917, and admitted same day to 24th Stationary Hospital, Kantara, 16 September 1917. Transferred to 14th Australian General Hospital, Cairo, 21 September 1917 (diarrhoea); discharged to Convalescent Depot, Abbassia, 30 September 1917 (malaria); taken on strength, 2nd Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, 12 October 1917. Rejoined 6th Light Horse Regiment, in the field, 26 November 1917.

Wounded in action, 27 March 1918 (gun shot wound, right thigh), and admitted to Australian Camel Field Ambulance; transferred same day to 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance; to 2/4th London Field Ambulance, 30 March 1918; to 66th Casualty Clearing Station, 1 April 1918; to 75th Casualty Clearing Station, 2 April 1918; to 26th Casualty Clering Station, 3 April 1918; to 43rd Stationary Hospital, 4 April 1918; to 44th Stationary Hospital, Kantara, 5 April 1918; to 14th Australian General Hospital, 6 April 1918. Transferred to Suez for return to Australia, 11 July 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Darwin', 12 November 1917; disembarked Sydney, 17 August 1918; discharged, Sydney (medically unfit), 6 December 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death10 September 1966
Age at death75
Place of burialWagga Wagga Monumental Cemetery, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: , DUNBAR Arthur

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