Richard Roy (Roy) DOHSE

DOHSE, Richard Roy

Service Number: 4282
Enlisted: 30 September 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 3rd Machine Gun Battalion
Born: Dalkey, South Australia, 16 July 1895
Home Town: Port Wakefield, Wakefield, South Australia
Schooling: Balaklava
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Natural causes, Balaklava, South Australia, 6 October 1973, aged 78 years
Cemetery: Enfield Memorial Park, S.A.
Cremated - Eastern Niche Wall No. 1
Memorials: Port Wakefield Memorial Arch
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World War 1 Service

30 Sep 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4282, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Adelaide, South Australia
16 Dec 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4282, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
16 Dec 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4282, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Berrima, Adelaide
16 Aug 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 23rd Machine Gun Company
13 Dec 1917: Wounded GSW (buttock)
20 Sep 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 3rd Machine Gun Battalion
3 Aug 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 4282, 3rd Machine Gun Battalion
Date unknown: Involvement 32nd Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix)

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32 Battalion

Rank - Private

16 February 1917 – Disembarked at Devonport, UK

16 August 1917 – Transferred to the 23 machine Gun Company

13 December 1917 – Wounded in action gunshot wound to buttock and foot

21 December 1918 – Promoted to Corporal

10 May 1919 – Returned to Australia on board Wahehe

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

13 August 1919 - Discharged

Son of Julius Conrad and Alice Mary Dohse (nee Sampson). On 29 March 1922 Richard married Jessie Evelyn Swanson in the Methodist Church, Bowmans. Jessie died on 20 July 1934 at Balaklava, South Australia. On 2 October 1937 Richard married Irene May Gregory in the Maughan Church, Adelaide


Biography contributed by Aberfoyle Park High School

Richard had two children with Jessica Swanson, Stanley Dohse and Ronald Dohse. 

Richard was 15-18 years older then Irene and Stanley was about 10 years younger then her. 

On the farm they had they grew barley, wheat and had sheep, as well as some chickens. Irene also had a vegetable patch. The farm was far from the rest of the town.