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Claude Edwin DOBSON

Regimental number1127
Place of birthKulpara, South Australia
SchoolBrighton Public School, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressKent Town, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 6"
Weight143 lbs
Next of kinFather, Charles Kelligrew Dobson, 29 Rundle Street, Kent Town, South Australia
Enlistment date29 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll29 September 1914
Place of enlistmentMorphettville, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameStationary Hospital 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/70/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 5 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital
FateDied of disease 6 February 1919
Place of death or woundingDartford, Kent, England.
Age at death27
Place of burialBrookwood Military Cemetery (Plot IV, Row F, Grave No. 5), Surrey, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles Kelligrew (deceased, 18 June 1915) and Mary Ann DOBSON, 29 Rundle Street, Kent Town, Adelaide

Meritorious Service Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 75
Date: 17 June 1919

Family/military connectionsBrother: 2846 Pte Osborne Alexander DOBSON, 10th Field Ambulance, returned to Australia, 16 November 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Proceeded to join Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 2 March 1915; embarked Gallipoli for evacuation, 17 December 1915; proceeded to Mudros and disembarked Alexandria, 29 December 1915.

Marched into Royal Army Medical Corps Depot, Mustapha, 24 August 1916.

Admitted to Reception Hospital, Mustapha, 30 August 1916 (slight pedicule); discharged to duty, 31 August 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join British Expeditionary Force, 14 September 1916; disembarked England, 28 September 1916; marched into Australian Army Medical Corps Training Depot, Parkhouse, 28 September 1916; taken on strength, No 2 Camp, Parkhouse, 28 September 1916.

Marched into Australian Headquarters, London, 3 October 1916; marched out to Orchard Convalescent Hospital, Dartford, Kent, 4 October 1916.

Promoted Lance Corporal, 8 October 1916.

Promoted Acting Corporal, 14 December 1916.

Promoted Sergeant, 1 January 1918.

Admitted to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 29 October 1918; transferred to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, 29 October 1918 (urethritis catarrhal); discharged, 2 December 1918.

Promoted Temporary Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant, Bulford, 4 December 1918.

Marched into 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 5 December 1918.

Attached for duty to Australian Convalescent Home, Cobham, 20 December 1918; ceased to be attached, 9 January 1919; marched into 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, 10 January 1919.

Admitted to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, 1 February 1919 (influenza); died of disease, 6 February 1919 (influenza).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DOBSON Claude Edwin

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