Alfred HOBBS


HOBBS, Alfred

Service Number: 1906
Enlisted: 16 June 1915, Enlisted at Melbourne
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 22nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Middlesex, England, 1895
Home Town: Bannockburn, Golden Plains, Victoria
Schooling: Waldstone High Street School, Waldstone, Middlesex, England
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 2 December 1915
Cemetery: Shrapnel Valley Cemetery, Gallipoli
Plot 11, Row E, Grave 22 Headstone inscription reads: The call was short the blow severe, to part with one we loved so dear
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Bannockburn War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

16 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1906, 22nd Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Melbourne
26 Aug 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1906, 22nd Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
26 Aug 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1906, 22nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Anchises, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Alfred and Annie Maria Hobbs of 867 Ethel Street, Verdun, Montreal, Canada

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in the Montreal Cadets