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Dobson R L S  Pte  2736

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Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918


Dobson R L S     Pte    2736    Sommerville Richard Lawrence    14 Inf Bn    20    Tailor    Single    C of E

Address:    Moonee Ponds, Dean St, 186    

Next of Kin:    Dobson, R J, father, 186 Dean St, Moonee Ponds    

Enlisted:    9 Jul 1915        

Embarked:     SS Makarini 15 Sep 1915    


PASSCHENDAELE. 1917—October 1 to November 15
The 14th Battalion transport men could always be relied upon to get supplies of ammunition and rations to the fighting men, who could not have carried on without their assistance. The hostile barrages tried their courage and abilities as drivers on many occasions, but could not turn them back Cpl James Reid and Drivers E A Mattson, Benjamin Hardner (an original No 62), and R. L. S. ("Dooley") Dobson were prominent among them during this tour of duty.

History of the 14th Battalion, AIF, by Newton Wanliss, 1929, p 251.


L.-Cpl. A. L. S. Dobson (familiarly known as "Dooley" Dobson) has been congratulated by his commanding officer on his coolness, courage and resource between Yonnebeke (sic) and Broodsende, from 13th to 23rd October, 1917. He was promoted company Q.M.S. on 1st November, 1917. L.-Cpl. Dobson was gassed and wounded on 14th February, 1918


OUR SOLDIERS. (1918, March 7). The Essendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter (Moonee Ponds, Vic. : 1914 - 1918), p. 2 Edition: Morning. Retrieved June 6, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74605313


Mentioned in correspondence:

Cracknell R B W Cpl 1025 to his mother Essendon Gazette 4 May 1916.


War Service Commemorated

Essendon Town Hall A-F

Ascot Vale State School

Essendon Gazette Roll of Honour With the Colours

History of the 14th Battalion, AIF, by Newton Wanliss, 1929

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