Biography

Birth date: 1871
Birth place: Australia: New South Wales, Maitland
Death date: 06 August 1915
Death place: Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Gallipoli
Final rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918
South Africa, 1899-1902 (Boer War)
Units:
  • 2nd Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 3rd New South Wales Mounted Rifles

Rolls and Awards

Roll of Honour

  • Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Date of Death: 06 August 1915
  • Unit: 2nd Australian Infantry Battalion

Pre First World War Conflicts Nominal Rolls

  • Rank: Lieutenant
  • Unit: 3rd New South Wales Mounted Rifles
  • Conflict: South Africa, 1899-1902 (Boer War)

First World War Embarkation Roll

  • Rank: Major
  • Date of embarkation: 18 October 1914
  • Place of embarkation: Sydney

Honours and Awards (Recommendation)

  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation)

  • Unit: 2nd Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Companion of the Order of the Bath

  • Unit: 2nd Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 2nd Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Photograph

A03668

Pre war portrait of Lieutenant Colonel (Lieut Col) Robert Scobie in peace time uniform, on his cap he is wearing the badge of the 4th Infantry Regiment c 1895 - 1900. Lieut Col Scobie was later Commanding Officer of the 2nd Battalion and was killed in action on 6 August 1915, age 44 years.

A03668

A03669

Studio portrait of Lieutenant Colonel (Lieut Col) Robert Scobie, taken when he was Captain in the Citizen Military Forces. Lieut Col Scobie, later Commanding Officer of the 2nd Battalion was killed in action on 6 August 1915, age 44 years.

A03669

P03796.002

Portrait of members of the 2nd Battalion at Mena Camp, Egypt. Identified is Major (Maj) Robert Scobie (5th from left) of Maitland, NSW, second in command of the 2nd Battalion. Maj Scobie enlisted on 27 August 1914 and embarked from Sydney, NSW, on 18 October 1914 aboard transport HMAT Suffolk...

P03796.002

Private Record

Hetherington, John Wesley (WO, b.1888 - d.?)

Collection relating to the service of 1003 Warrant Officer John Wesley Hetherington, 2 Battalion, AIF, At sea, Egypt, Gallipoli, Lemnos, Western Front, England, 1914-1919. Collection consists of 70 letters written by Hetherington to his family, and two Certificates of Discharge. The letters cover... Maker: Hetherington, John Wesley

PR03795 (With records)

Fullerton, Alexander Young (Major, b.1865 - d.?)

Collection relating to service of Major Alexander Young Fullerton, 2 Battalion, Gallipoli, 1915. Collection includes handwritten description of life with the 2nd Battalion at Anzac before the period of the Lone Pine battle. Maker: Fullerton, Alexander Young

1DRL/0302

McLennan, John Hattam (Lieutenant)

Collection relating to the service of Lieutenant John Hattam McLennan, 5 Battalion & 35 Battalion, Egypt and Gallipoli, 1915. Collection consists of a typescript copy of a diary kept by Lieutenant (then Sergeant) McLennan from 8 April 1915 to 12 August 1915. Typescript copy made by Australian War... Maker: McLennan, John Hattam

1DRL/0454

Digitised Collection

Letters from John Wesley Hetherington to his Family, 1914-1915

Letters relating to the service of 1003 Warrant Officer John Wesley Hetherington, 2nd Battalion. The letters were written by Warrant Officer Hetherington to his family between 21 October 1914 and 6 December 1915. They describe his service at Gallipoli, convalescence on Malta and subsequent return...

RCDIG0000259

Timeline

Date of birth 1871
Date of embarkation 1914-10-18
Date of death 1915-08-06
Date of recommendation honour or award 1915-08-13