Oswald James DOBBYN

Regimental number51568
Date of birth16 April 1899
Place of birthBallan, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBlacksmith's help
AddressHovell Street, Echuca East, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18.1
Height5' 5.5"
Weight108 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Dobbyn, Hovell Street, Echuca East, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in the Senior Cadets.
Enlistment date16 May 1917
Place of enlistmentEchuca, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd General (Victorian) Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/111/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Orontes on 5 June 1918
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Motor Transport Section
FateReturned to Australia 01111919
Discharge date7 January 1920
Other details

War service: England, France (post-Armistice)

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Nestor', 1 November 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 7 January 1920.

Medal: British War Medal

Also served in World War II: Service No VX30878.
SourcesNAA: B2455, DOBBYN Oswald James