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Cecil Robert DOBBS

Regimental number2639
Place of birthGulgong, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPastry cook
Address'Clifton', Yelverton Street, St Peters, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 6.5"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs C Dobbs, Yelverton Street, St Peters, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the 26th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date20 August 1915
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Andrew Richardson
Discharge date14 December 1918
Family/military connectionsBrother: 6056 Pte Walter Frederick DOBBS, 18th Bn, returned to Australia, 19 June 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Darwin', 8 April 1918; discharged (medically unfit: wounded), Sydney, 14 December 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death15 June 1960
Age at death62
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, DOBBS Cecil Robert

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