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Robert Ambrose Dobson

Lieutenant R A DOBSON 44 BTN, Australian Infantry, Died 24 April 1918 Dearly Loved Husband of Jean Dobson of Western AustraliaHe is buried in the Bonnay Communal Cemetery Extension, France - REF: B 24

Robert Ambrose DOBSON

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert Ambrose AWMM
  • Surname
    Dobson AWMM
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  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    NapierHawkes Bay Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
    Son of Robert and Clara Dobson Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 25 January 2023 - https://www.nzwargraves.org.nz/casualties/robert-ambrose-dobson
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 9 March 1916 AWMM Perth, Western Australia AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Jean Rose Dobson, c/o Elder, Shenton and Co, Perth, Western Australia AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 9 March 1916 AWMM Married AWMM
    • Husband of Jean DOBSON Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 25 January 2023 - https://www.nzwargraves.org.nz/casualties/robert-ambrose-dobson

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
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  • Military service
    Served in the 8th New Zealand Regiment for 7 months; and in South African War with New Zealand Forces. AWMM
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Medical history

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    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 11" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      190 lb AWMM
    • 24 Apr 1918 {Age 35} AWMMKilled in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Enlisted 9 March 1916.
    To NCO School, 1 April 1916. Appointed Sergeant, 9 May 1916.
    |Western Front|
    Embarked Fremantle, 29 January 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 27 March 1917; marched in to AIF Details, Fovant, 28 March 1917.
    Attended School of Musketry, Tidworth, 30 May-21 June 1917: qualified 1st Class.
    Proceeded overseas to France, 18 October 1917; taken on strength, 44th Bn, 25 October 1917.
    On leave to Paris, 22 March 1918; rejoined unit, 2 April 1918.
    Killed in action, 24 April 1918. AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    24 April 1918 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
    Age 35 AWMM
    FranceEurope Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
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  • Cemetery
    Bonnay Communal Cemetery Extension (Row B, Grave No. 24), France AWMM
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  • Obituary
    The sad advice was received 'yesterday by Mr. R. Dobson, of Graham and Dobson, that his brother, Lieutenant Robert Dobson, of Christchurch, was killed whilst serving with the Australians in France. Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 13 May 2023 - ROLL OF HONOR.
    POVERTY BAY HERALD, VOLUME XLV, ISSUE 14600, 9 MAY 1918, PAGE 3
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13 May 2023Lorraine MonaGisborne Researcher

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