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Place of birthHawksburn Victoria
Address85 Glenferrie Road, Kew, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Mr D G Stobie, 85 Glenferrie Road, Kew, Victoria
Enlistment date23 June 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name5th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 1 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 June 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and fine leadership while commanding his company in the attack near Lihons, 9th and 10th August 1918. When the line was held up he personally went out under heavy machine gun fire, and arranged for a platoon to come to his assistance. Again, when the left flank was exposed, he crossed in direct view of the enemy machine gunners to bring the unit on his left up into line.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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