Percy James LOBB MiD


LOBB, Percy James

Service Number: 120
Enlisted: 28 August 1914, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 2nd Field Company Engineers
Born: Long Gully, Victoria, 8 August 1889
Home Town: Eaglehawk, Greater Bendigo, Victoria
Schooling: Eaglehawk State School
Occupation: Miner/Carpenter
Died: Died of Wounds (skull fracture), Gallipoli, 19 August 1915, aged 26 years
Cemetery: Lone Pine Memorial
No known grave - Panel 12
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing, Williamstown Pictorial HB
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World War 1 Service

28 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 120, Melbourne, Victoria
21 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 120, 2nd Field Company Engineers, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
21 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 120, 2nd Field Company Engineers, HMAT Orvieto, Melbourne
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 120, 2nd Field Company Engineers, ANZAC Gallipoli
19 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 120, 2nd Field Company Engineers, ANZAC Gallipoli

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Father James LOBB (d. 5/7/1911 South Africa)  and
Mother Eva Lobb (nee GREEN) - b. 9/9/1865 - d. 12/1/1913 at Eaglehawk, VIC.

11 children:
William John Quintrell Lobb (born in Adelaide, South Australia 26/12/1885 - KIA 8/6/1917 Belgium)
Percy James Lobb  (b. 1889 born in VIC - d. 19/8/1915)
Albert Charles Lobb (b. 1891 - d. ____) - A shearer, constantly moved.
Eva May Lobb (b. 1893 - d.______)
Ruby Myrtle Lobb (b. 1895 - d. ____)
Ivy Irene Lobb (b. 1897 - d. ___)
James Leslie Lobb (b. 1898 - d. ___) - In 1920 lived at Church Street, Eaglehawk, VIC
Ida Elsie Lobb (b. 1900 - d. ____)
Mabel Lobb (b. 1902 - d. ___)
Federick Roy Lobb (b. 1904 - d. ___)
Thelma Jane Lobb (b. & d. 1906)

Next of kin in service:
Eldest Brother:  2354 Private William John Quintrell Lobb  (b. 26/12/1885 - KIA d. 8/6/1917)

Last lived at Mason Street, Newport, Victoria (with sister Lily Maud McDonald).
He stated on enlisting his next of kin as Mrs Lily Maud McDonald (sister)

Previous service:  34th Fortress Company Engineers

Described on enlisting as 26 years old; single; 5/ 7" tall; 179 lbs; fair complexion;
grey eyes; fair hair; Protestant.

28/8/1914        Took Oath
                       completed medical, fit for service

3/9/1914          Enlisted in Melbourne, Victoria
                       Commanding Officer appointed Percy to 2nd Field Company

21/10/1914      Embarked on board HMAT Orvieto A3 from Melbourne
                       as a Sapper in the 2nd Field Company Engineers

6/5/1915          Special mention for acts of Conspicuous Gallantry and Valuable Services.

7/7/1915          Promoted to Lance Corporal - Australian Engineers - 2nd Field Company

14/8/1915        He suffered a compressed fracture of the skull (gun shot wound),
                       2 days after the end of the struggle for Lone Pine.

14/8/1915        He was evacuated by 3rd Field Ambulance to Hospital Ship Andonia to go to Malta,
                       but died 19/8/1915 at sea before the ship reached Malta. 

20/8/1915       Lance Corporal Percy Lobb was buried at sea (Lat 35.54N, Long. 15.25E)
                     - Gallipoli.
                      Officiating Chaplain G Nelson.

Commemorated on Panel 12 - Lone Pine Cemetery, ANZAC, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey

28/1/1916      London Gazette - MENTION IN DESPATCHES - Distinquished Conduct

(sent to brother James Leslie Lobb)
1914-15 Star (3817); British War medal (3929); Victory medal (3929);
Memorial Plaque and Memorial Scroll (321395).

On behalf of  "A dedication by Ellen McDonald, Kenmore QLD."

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  29/1/2015.  Lest we forget.