|Place of birth||Waratah, New South Wales|
|School||West Maitland Superior Public School, New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||30 Wallace Street, West Maitland, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||20|
|Next of kin||Father, Richard Charles Hobden, 30 Wallace Street, West Maitland, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Served for 2.5 years in the 14th Infantry, Citizen Forces|
|Place of enlistment||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||2nd Battalion, E Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/19/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A23 Suffolk on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Sergeant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||2nd Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Gallipoli, Turkey|
|Date of death|
|Age at death||20.10|
|Age at death from cemetery records||20|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||The Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 16), 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|
|Parents: Richard and Mary HOBDEN, 229 Livingstone Road, Marrickville, New South Wales|
|Family/military connections||Cousins: 119 Pte Raymond Robert George HOBDEN, 1st Light Horse Regiment, killed in action, 18 May 1915; 1123 Pte Noel Carlyle HOBDEN, 4th Bn, died of illness, 31 August 1915; 93 Pte Clarence Claude HOBDEN, 35th Bn, killed in action, 7 June 1917.|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli
Appointed sergeant, 20 September 1914.
Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915.
Killed in action, Gallipoli, 25 May 1915.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, HOBDEN Douglas Clive|