Reginald Thomas HOBBS


HOBBS, Reginald Thomas

Service Number: 1176
Enlisted: 11 June 1915, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 5th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Milton, New South Wales, 1896
Home Town: Bangalow, Byron Shire, New South Wales
Schooling: Coorabell Creek State School
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Died of Illness (meningitis), Egypt, 29 November 1915
Cemetery: Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

11 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1176, Brisbane, Queensland
10 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1176, 5th Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
10 Aug 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1176, 5th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Kyarra, Brisbane
29 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Trooper, SN 1176, 5th Light Horse Regiment

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...1176 Trooper Reginald Thomas Hobbs, 5th Australian Light Horse Regiment, of Richmond River, NSW. A farmer prior to enlistment, he embarked with the 8th Reinforcements from Brisbane aboard HMAT Kyarra on 10 August 1915. On 10 October 1915, shortly after arriving in Egypt, Tpr Hobbs was admitted to the 17th General Hospital at Alexandria. On 29 November 1915 he died from cerebro-spinal meningitis, aged 19, and was buried at the Chatby War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt." - SOURCE (