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John Alexander HOBSON

Regimental number1604
Place of birthTyldeslag, Lancashire, England
SchoolMarlborough R.M.A., England
Age on arrival in Australia37
ReligionChurch of England
Address'Dumfries', Musgrave Road, Red Hill, Queensland
Marital statusWidower
Age at embarkation44
Height5' 10.5"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinMrs L Thompson, 24 Queen's Road, Southport, Lancashire, England
Previous military serviceInstructional Staff; trained for the Artillery at Woolwich. Served about 18 years in Royal Artillery and Royal Horse Artillery, British Army.
Enlistment date3 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 September 1914
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Battery 7
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A22 Rangatira on 25 September 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Artillery Brigade
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"Served in South African War holding Queen Victoria Medal with 3 clasps and Kings Medal. Was in first landing in Gallipoli on 25th April, 1915 and the evacuation with Australian Artillery." Details from Sister.
FateDied of wounds (accidental) 21 May 1917
Age at death47
Age at death from cemetery records47
Place of burialDernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot VI, Row E, Grave No 46), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John Thomas and Annie Marie HOBSON
SourcesNAA: B2455, HOBSON John Alexander

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