Meldrum Boyd DOBIE


DOBIE, Meldrum Boyd

Service Numbers: 936, 392
Enlisted: 27 January 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Second Lieutenant
Last Unit: 1st Pioneer Battalion
Born: St Kilda, Victoria, 1885
Home Town: Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria
Schooling: Geelong Grammar School
Occupation: Electrical Engineer
Died: Died of wounds (POW of Germany), France, 28 May 1916
Cemetery: Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez
Initially buried at Haubourdin Cemetery later exhumed moved to Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, France.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Ballarat Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, Geelong Grammar School Community Members Who Served
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World War 1 Service

27 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 936, Melbourne, Victoria
17 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 936, 2nd Field Company Engineers, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
17 Apr 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 936, 2nd Field Company Engineers, HMAT Hororata, Melbourne
2 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 392, 2nd Field Company Engineers, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
10 Mar 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 1st Pioneer Battalion
28 May 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 1st Pioneer Battalion
28 May 1916: Imprisoned

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Biography contributed by Glenn Townsend

"...2nd Lieutenant Meldrum Boyd Dobie, 1st Australian Pioneer Battalion, of Melbourne Vic. An electrical engineer prior to enlistment, 2 Lt Dobie originally embarked as a Sapper with the 5th Reinforcements of the 2nd Field Company Engineers from Melbourne on HMAT Hororata on 17th April 1918. He was later transferred to the 1st Australian Pioneer Battalion and, whilst a prisoner of war, died on 28th May 1916 from wounds received in action. He was originally buried in the Haubourdin Communal Cemetery, Germany, but following the Armistice, his remains were exhumed and re-interred in the Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, France." - SOURCE (