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Regimental number1569
Place of birthBathurst, New South Wales
SchoolDubbo Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Addressc/o Mrs W D Smith, Mitchell Street, Dubbo, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Height5' 7"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinMrs D Smith, Mitchell Street, Dubbo, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the South African War
Enlistment date16 December 1914
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A49 Seang Choon on 11 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 06-9 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death6 August 1915
Age at death33
Age at death from cemetery records35
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 22), Gallipoli, Turkey

The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.

The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.

The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.

Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Harriet SMITH (formerly HOBBS), Mitchell Street, Dubbo, New South Wales, and the late James HOBBS. Native of Bathurst
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Sydney, 11 February 1915.

Admitted to the 1st Field Ambulance (gonorrhea), Gallipoli, 9 May 1915; transferred to Hospital Ship 'Gascon', 11 May 1915; admitted to No. 15 General Hospital, Alexandria, 19 May 1915; transferred to convalescent depot, Alexandria, 26 May 1915; embarked Alexandria to rejoin unit, Gallipoli, 2 June 1915.

Killed in action, Gallipoli, 6-9 August 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HOBBS Edwin

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