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Walter Farms Scobie (1890–1916)

Captain Walter Farms Scobie, who was killed in France, was previously wounded at Gallipoli. Captain Scobie joined the old Scottish Rifles shortly after leaving Fort Street school, and was a lieutenant in the infantry. He was the youngest son of Mr. R. Scobie, M.L.A., and was in his 26th year. Captain Scobie was employed as electrical engineer at the city sub-station. A brother, Private Robert Scobie, is in Egypt.

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'Scobie, Walter Farms (1890–1916)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 16 April 2024.

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22 September, 1890
Menindee, New South Wales, Australia


7 August, 1916 (aged 25)
Ypres, Belgium

Cause of Death

killed in action

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