Thomas Dobinson

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Dobinson, Sapper Thomas no.3594

1st Australian Tunnelling Company, formerly 4th Australian Tunnelling Company.

Byron Street, Campsie.


Born Brampton, Cumberland, England, son of William and Frances Dobinson.

Enlisted 27/1/1916 at Campsie, aged 30.


Church of England.

Next of kin, sister, Miss A. Scott, Byron Street, Campsie.

Living at Enfield at enlistment.

Embarked from Sydney 22/5/1916 per HMAT A69 Warialda.

Killed in action at Zillebeke 23/10/1916, aged 30.

Buried in Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm) Zillebeke, grave VL0.20.

Australian War Memorial record available at: [accessed 20/01/2017].

Special acknowledgement

The foundation of the information on this page was copied from the prize winning publication Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. This book is the culmination of 12 years (1988-2000) research by a team of volunteers from Canterbury and District Historical Society led by Dr Lesley Muir. Without this team's effort and dedication and the Society's willingness and support, this information would not be available today.


An uneditable version of the book Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe is in the eBook section of this wiki. In the main section, there is an alphabetical list of the 1,911 names in the book with a link to the biography copied from the book about each individual. The alphabetical list is titled Canterbury's Boys list. The biographical files are editable, created to provide the space for descendants, historians, researchers, etc to contribute any further information, photographs, newspaper articles, memories, etc. they may have discovered so it is available for this and future generations.


Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. Edited by Lesley Muir. Campsie, N.S.W. : Canterbury and District Historical Society, 2002