|Place of birth||Glasgow, Scotland|
|Address||113 Cardigan Street, Stanmore, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||40|
|Next of kin||Friend, Arthur Horsefield, 113 Cardigan Street, Stanmore, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Place of enlistment||Liverpool, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||30th Battalion, C Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/47/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||30th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner (Panel No 2), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Sydney, 9 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 11 December 1915.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.
Reported missing in action, 20 July 1916.
Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 23 July 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 20 July 1916'
Red Cross File No 930202 has statement from 2049 J. HANLEY, 30th Bn (patient, Norfolk War Hospital, Norwich, England), 20 November 1916: 'Informant states that on July 20th, 1916 at Fleur Baix J. Dobbie was shot through the head and killed whilst trenching. Informant was eye witness.'Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, DOBBIE James
Red Cross file 930202