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Meldrum Boyd DOBIE

Regimental number936
Place of birthVictoria
SchoolGeelong Grammar School, Geelong, Victoria and Ballarat School of Mines, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressVictoria Coffee Palace, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinMother, Mrs Susan Dobie, Victoria Coffee Palace, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date27 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name2nd Field Company Engineers, Reinforcement 5
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/21/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A30 Hororata on 17 April 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Pioneer Battalion
FateDied of wounds 28 May 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France
Age at death31
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialCabaret-Rouge British Cemetery (Plot XVI, Row A, Grave no. 18), Souchez, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: David and Susanna Priscilla DOBIE, 10 Howith Street, Hawksburn, Victoria

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