Service Number: 1097
Enlisted: 18 January 1916, Enlisted at Grafton, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 36th Infantry Battalion
Born: Lawrence, New South Wales, 1892
Home Town: Grafton, Clarence Valley, New South Wales
Schooling: Public School, New South Wales
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of wounds, Messines, France, 12 June 1917
Cemetery: Trois Arbres Cemetery
Plot 1, Row S, Grave 19 Headstone inscription reads: Greater love hath no man he laid down his life for his country
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

18 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1097, 36th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Grafton, NSW
13 May 1916: Involvement Private, SN 1097, 36th Infantry Battalion
13 May 1916: Embarked Private, SN 1097, 36th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Beltana, Sydney
11 Jun 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 1097, 36th Infantry Battalion, Messines, Multiple wounds to the arms, back and chest

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Charles Sydney and Mary Elizabeth Dobbin of Lawrence, Clarence Vally, NSW; brother of Lawrence Dobbin who returned to Australia on 11 May 1919 having served with the 35th Battalion

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal