Reginald George DOBBIE DCM

DOBBIE, Reginald George

Service Number: 18
Enlisted: 19 August 1914, Paddington, NSW
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 1st Pioneer Battalion
Born: Canterbury, New South Wales, Australia, 1895
Home Town: Marrickville, Marrickville, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Mechanical Engineer
Died: Encephalitis, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 9 September 1921
Cemetery: Rookwood Cemetery & Crematorium
Zone C Anglican 6 1847
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World War 1 Service

19 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Second Corporal, SN 18, 1st Field Company Engineers, Paddington, NSW
18 Oct 1914: Involvement SN 18, 1st Field Company Engineers
18 Oct 1914: Embarked SN 18, 1st Field Company Engineers, HMAT Afric, Sydney

World War 2 Service

3 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, 1st Field Company Engineers

World War 1 Service

1 Feb 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 1st Pioneer Battalion
Date unknown: Involvement SN 18

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of G S Dobbie, 52 Pile Street, Marrickville, New South Wales

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He was in charge of a party making communications close to the front line. Throughout the day he moved above among his men under fire, encouraging them at their work, and continued to do so even during a heavy enemy barrage and counter attack. It was owing to his magnificent example and determination that the work was completed.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918