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Richard Dingley HOBBS

Regimental number3062
Place of birthRilla Mill, Cornwall, England
SchoolWadham House, Liskeard Cornwall
Age on arrival in Australia17
AddressDidsburny Street, East Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Richard Dingley Hobbs, Didsburny Street, East Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date15 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 30 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Pioneer Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe left Brisbane of 30th December, 1915.
FateKilled in Action 20 August 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialMessines Ridge British Cemetery (Plot IV, Row C, Grave No. 40), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Richard and Mary HOBBS, King Street, East Brisbane, Queenslalnd. Native of Cornwall, England
Family/military connections"Sgt Birtwhistle who was killed on the 17th August, 1916. They enlisted together and buried him when killed." Details from Father.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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