Ralph Sylvester SCOBIE DCM

SCOBIE, Ralph Sylvester

Service Numbers: 3719, NX147511, N7916
Enlisted: 23 July 1917, Newcastle, New South Wales
Last Rank: Major
Last Unit: 16 Motor Regiment
Born: West Maitland, New South Wales, 17 January 1900
Home Town: Stockton, Newcastle, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Engineer
Died: Natural causes, June 1997, place of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Stockton Soldiers Memorial
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World War 1 Service

23 Jul 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3719, Newcastle, New South Wales
31 Oct 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3719, 54th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Sydney
31 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3719, 54th Infantry Battalion
1 Sep 1918: Honoured Distinguished Conduct Medal, Mont St Quentin / Peronne, 'For conspicuous gallantry at Peronne, on the 1 and 2 September, 1918. As a scout this man reconnoitred and patrolled throughout the advance, displaying great courage and initiative, and capturing many prisoners. Later, he reconnoitred the approaches under exceptionally heavy artillery and machine gun fire, returning with most valuable information.'
1 Oct 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 3719, 54th Infantry Battalion
25 Mar 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 3719, 54th Infantry Battalion, Returned to Australia 22 December 1918

World War 2 Service

8 Jul 1942: Enlisted 2nd AIF WW 2, SN NX147511, In the field, New South Wales
9 Jul 1942: Involvement SN N7916
18 Jan 1944: Discharged 2nd AIF WW 2, Major, SN NX147511, 16 Motor Regiment

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