|Place of birth||Albury, New South Wales|
|School||State School, Victoria|
|Address||39 Crook Street, Brunswick, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||26|
|Next of kin||Father, R Dobson, Crook Street, Brunswick, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||6th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/23/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on
|Regimental number from Nominal Roll||2148A|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Sergeant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||58th Battalion|
|Fate||Died of wounds
|Age at death from cemetery records||27|
|Place of burial||Estaires Communal Cemetery (Plot III, Row D, Grave no. 16), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Robert and Catherine DOBSON, 9 McKenzie Street, Brunswick, Victoria|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Joined 6th Bn, Gallipoli, 6 August 1915.
Promoted Corporal, 25 October 1915.
Transferred by HS 'Oxfordshire' to Egypt, 2 December 1915, and admitted to No 1 Auxiliary hospital, Heliopolis, 5 December 1915 (frost bite); discharged to Overseas Baser, Ghezireh, 30 December 1915.
Rejoined 6th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 21 January 1916.
Transferred to 58th Bn, 17 February 1916.
Promoted Sergeant, 22 February 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.
Wounded in action, 15 July 1916 (gun shot wound, scalp and back); admitted to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 16 July 1916.
Died of wounds, 20 July 1916.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, DOBSON William John|