Joseph Francis Tasman DOBSON

25th Infantry Battalion, A.I.F.

Private, Regimental No: 3496.

Killed in Action , 5 August 1916, Pozieres, France.






Biographical Details

Born: 28 August 1884 at Launceston, TAS, Australia.

Father: Edward DOBSON.

Mother: Lucy ?

Marital Status: Single.

Education: State School, Tasmania.

Occupation: Printer.


Service and Enlistment Details

Enlisted on 1 September 1915 at Rockhampton, QLD.

Address at Enlistment: Care of St. Kilda, Mackay, QLD.

Embarkation Details: Embarked Overseas on

3 January 1916 with 25th  Battalion,

8th  Reinforcements at Brisbane, QLD on

Ship H.M.A.T. A55 "Kyarra".

Cause of Death: Killed in Action on 5 August 1916 while serving with 25th  Battalion at Pozieres, France at the age of 31 years.

Burial place: Serre Road Cemetery No. 2, France, Portion XXX, Row: C, Grave No: 7.

Next of Kin:  Mother, Mrs. Lucy Dobson, 168 Ciemitire Street, Launceston, TAS.

Religion: Church of England.


Commemorative Details


Panel 104, Australian War Memorial;

Mackay Cenotaph;

Mackay Old Town Hall Honour Board;

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