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Leslie Roland HOBBY

Regimental number6264
Place of birthKensbrook South Australia
ReligionBaptist
OccupationLabourer
AddressKersbrook , South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Hobby, Kersbrook, South Australia
Enlistment date26 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 28 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 December 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'During the attack South of FRAMERVILLE near AMIENS on 9th August 1918, the remainder of the stretcher bearers of this man's Company having become casualties, Private HOBBY carried on, bandaging and getting the wounded back to places of safety. He worked continuously for twelve hours, often under heavy enemy machine gun fire, showing marked courage and devotion.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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