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Arthur Ernest HOBBS

Regimental number3003
Place of birthInverell, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressLittle Plain via Inverell, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 6.5"
Weight145 lbs
Next of kinFather, John Hobbs, Little Plain via Inverell, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 May 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 May 1916
Place of enlistmentNarrabri, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, 22nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A13 Katuna on 23 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Regiment
FateDied of disease 24 October 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Date of fate was unclear please check
Place of burialKantara War Memorial Cemetery (Row E, Grave No. 138), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Ellen HOBBS, Little Plain, Inverell, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine.

Marched into Isolation Camp, Moascar, Egypt, 2 January 1917.

Marched into 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, 22 January 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 26 January 1917; taken on strength of 1st Light Horse Regiment, in the field, 28 January 1917.

Attached to Bde Headquarters as Batman of Lieutenant Hordern, Gharbi, 6 July 1917.

Rejoined 1st Light Horse Regiment, 3 February 1918.

Evacuated to hospital, 13 October 1918; admitted to No 47 Casualty Clearing Station, 13 October 1918 (malaria); transferred to No 24 Stationary Hospital, Kantara, 15 October 1918 (dangerously ill).

Died, No 24 Stationary Hospital, 24 October 1918 (double pneumonia following malaria).

Buried by Reverend Ison, Kantara Military Cemetery, 25 October 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HOBBS Arthur Ernest

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