William Edwin (Bill) DOBBINS

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DOBBINS, William Edwin

Service Number: SX10657
Enlisted: 10 December 1940, Wayville, SA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: General / Motor Transport Companies
Born: Port Lincoln, SA, 14 October 1902
Home Town: Port Lincoln, Port Lincoln, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Illness, Burma, 18 December 1943, aged 41 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Port Lincoln Enlistments Honor Roll WW2
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World War 2 Service

10 Dec 1940: Involvement Private, SN SX10657
10 Dec 1940: Enlisted Wayville, SA
10 Dec 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN SX10657, General / Motor Transport Companies
10 Dec 1940: Involvement Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN SX10657, General / Motor Transport Companies
Date unknown: Involvement
Date unknown: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN SX10657, General / Motor Transport Companies

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Mrs. B. N. A. Dobbins, of Lewis street, Port Lincoln, has been officially advised that her husband, Pte. W. E. Dobbins, died of illness in Thai Camp on December 18, 1943. The news was received through the International Red Cross Committee at Geneva. Pte. Dobbins enlisted in November 1940, and left Australia about a year later. He was taken prisoner in Malaya in January, 1942, and was in a P.O.W. camp in Burma, but was later removed to Thai Camp. Prior to enlistment Pte. Dobbins followed the occupation of a waterside worker; he was also a prominent player for the Wayback football team. Besides his parents (Mr. and Mrs. P. W. Dobbins, of Proper road), he leaves a widow and four children. One son is serving with the A.I.F. in New Guinea.

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