Arthur George Dobson

Service Number
1st Remounts
Date of Enlistment
Date of Return
Date of Discharge
Date of Death
Service Story

In September 1915 Arthur Dobson was a 35 year old married labourer living on the corner of Campbell and Brisbane Streets. Dobson was allotted to the 1 Australian Remount Unit embarking on the HMAT Orsova at Melbourne on 12 November 1915.

Dobson’s service record is unremarkable until January 1917 when he was court martialled for disobedience of squadron orders in that he failed to return his expired pass to his troop sergeant on after returning from leave on 15 January 1917. He was tried at Heliopolis and admonished.

Once again his service return is blank until two years later when in January 1919 he was marched out to Jericho conducting a party from Moascar. Eight days later he returned.

On 9 April 1919 he boarded a troop ship at Port Said bound for Australia, disembarking at Melbourne on 14 May.

Time spent in the A.I.F. must have been tough for Arthur, while we have little idea of what happened to him we do know that within four months of his departure from Hobart his wife May died aged 32, leaving behind their two children Pearl and George, possibly in the care of his extended family, Arthur being one often children to George and Isabella Dobson. Arthur later married Ada Lahl. He was living at Ellendale in October 1962 when he died.

Grave and
Plaque Images
Cornelian Bay Hobart
Burial Reference
C of E TT 582