SX2929 Lieutenant Colonel James Gordon Dobbs

Date of birth1899-10-28 Prospect SA 
Date and unit at appointment (Officers)  1934-02-27  Comissioned as a lieutenant in the 43/48th Battalion. 
Other units  1938-02-21  Transferred to 9/49th Battalion. 
Date promoted  1940-05-13  Appointed major. 
Date and unit at appointment (Officers)  1940-05-14  Seconded to the 2/27th Battalion and enlisted in the Second Australian Infantry Force. 
Other  1940-11-24  Arrived in the Middle East. 
Other  1941-03-10 - 1941-04-13  Attended a course for senior officers at the Middle East Tactical School. 
Other units  1942-01-01  Appointed general service officer grade 2, AIF Headquarters, Middle East. 
Other units  1942-01-03  Appointed lieutenant colonel and commanding officer of the 2/10th Battalion. 
Date returned to Australia  1942-03-29  Returned to Adelaide. 
Other  1942-08-15  Arrived in Moresby. 
Other  1943-01-05  Relinquished command of the 2/10th Battalion, as deemed medically unfit for duty due to malaria. Dobbs suffered continued recurrence of malaria in following years. 
Date returned to Australia  1943-01-14  Medical evacuation to Brisbane. 
Other units  1943-04-30  Appointed commanding officer to Metropolitan Troops, Headquarters Queensland Lines of Communication Area. 
Other units  1943-10-18  Appointed commanding officer 4th Australian Reinforcements Training Battalion. 
Other  1944-10-28  Medically downgraded. 
Other  1944-12-29  Relinquished command 4th Australian Reinforcements Training Battalion. 
Date of discharge  1945-03-04  Transferred to the Reserve of Officers.