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Regimental number2902
Date of birth30 October 1897
Place of birthCarlton, Victoria
Address2 Victoria Street, Brunswick, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 5.75"
Weight133 lbs
Next of kinGuardian, J Dunstan, 2 Victoria Street, Brunswick, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in the 59th Bn, Senior Cadets.
Enlistment date28 June 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A16 Star of Victoria on 10 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 22), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 5th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 7 January1916.

Transferred to 57th Bn, 17 February 1916; to 60th Bn, 15 March 1916.

Found guilty, Duntroon Plateau, 1 May 1916, of disobedience of orders and obscene language: awarded 3 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Reported missing in action, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, 4 August 1917, determined fate as 'killed in action, 19 July 1916'.

Note, Red Cross File No 2640207: 'No trace Germany[.] Cert. by Capt. Mills 10-10-19.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurname entered incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as STOBANS.
SourcesNAA: B2455, STOBAUS George
Red Cross File No 2640207

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