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William Doyle HOBSON

Regimental number1855
Place of birthToowoomba, Queensland
SchoolToowoomba Grammar School, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMrs E Hobson, Lake Street, Cairns, Queensland
Enlistment date8 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 8 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll49th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

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Other details from Roll of Honour CircularMentioned in despatches. Enlisted August, 1914 and went to Rabaul then Egypt and France.
FateKilled in Action 16 August 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death27
Family/military connectionsCousin: Lieut Percy Worner, MM - 9th Battalion who received Commission in the field.

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