Philip O'Brien Dunbar

(1898 - 14 January 1931)
     Philip O'Brien Dunbar was born in 1898 in Euroa, Victoria. He was the son of John Thomas Killigrew Dunbar and Margaret Ann Green. Philip was a plumber in 1916.
     Philip served in the Army as a private soldier between 1916 and 1919. He stated on his enlistment that he was born at Euroa, Victoria and was 18 and 4/12 years of age. He enlisted at Hamilton, on 7 February 1916 and was allotted army number 2896 and the rank of private. He embarked at Melbourne with the 6th reinforcements, 29th Battalion for the Middle East per HMAT "Euripedes" on 4 April 1916. Disembarked at Alexandria on 8 May 1916, embarked at Alexandria on 6 June 1916, disembarked at Plymouth 16 June 1916. Proceeded overseas to France on 21 May 1917. Taken on strength of the 46th battalion on 16 June 1917. Wounded in action on 11 October 1917, admitted to the 3rd Australian Field Ambulance that day. Transferred to number 7 Canadian General hospital on 12 October 1917. Evacuated to the Brook War Hospital at Woolwich on19 October 1917. Transferred to the 3rd Auxiliary Hospital at Dartford on 7 December 1917. Transferred to the Overseas Training Brigade on 21 January 1918. Proceeded to France on 7 February 1918. Rejoined the 46th Battalion on 10 February 1918. Returned to England, sick, on 15 January 1919. Embarked for Australia per HT "Plassy" on 17 March 1919. Disembarked at Melbourne 30 April 1919, discharged at Melbourne on 14 June 1919. Issued with the British War Medal and the Victory Medal. He nominated his father, Mr John Dunbar of Box Hill, Victoria as his next of kin on enlistment. He was 5' 6" tall and weighed 138 pounds.
     Philip and John were registered as Charles Killigrew Dunbar, blacksmith & Philip O'Brien Dunbar, mechanic at 24 Ellingworth Pde, Box Hill, Victoria, on the 1919 electoral roll.
     Philip O'Brien Dunbar married Agnes Tracey in 1920 in Victoria. He deserted his wife shortly after marriage. They had a milk bar at Balwyn, bought the business from Mrs Smith. He was sighted in Darwin in 1942.
     Philip died on 14 January 1931 in Katherine, Northern Territory, Australia.