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William Wright DOBBS

Regimental number199
Place of birthRockhampton, Queensland
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressGlenmore Road, North Rockhampton, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 9.5"
Weight161 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Dobbs, Glenmore Road, North Rockhampton, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 October 1914
Place of enlistmentRockhampton, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/10/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A34 Persic on 21 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 15 August 1915
Discharge date19 January 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Wounded in action (gun shot wound, left hand), and admitted to HS 'Minnewaska'; transferred to No 2 General Hospital, Cairo, 5 July 1915; to Convalescent Hospital, Ghezireh, 13 July 1915; to A&NZ Convalescent Depot, Helouan, 4 August 1915.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Themistocles', 15 August 1915; disembarked Melbourne (date not recorded); discharged, Brisbane, 19 January 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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