Kenneth Harris HOBBS


HOBBS, Kenneth Harris

Service Number: 405
Enlisted: 24 May 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 32nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Marden, South Australia, 26 April 1897
Home Town: Paradise, Campbelltown, South Australia
Schooling: Prince Alfred College
Occupation: Gardener
Died: Died of wounds, Fleurbaix, France, 16 September 1916, aged 19 years
Cemetery: Rue-David Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Campbelltown WW1 Memorial
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World War 1 Service

24 May 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 405, Keswick, South Australia
18 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 405, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
18 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 405, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong, Adelaide
19 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 405, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix)
16 Sep 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 405, 32nd Infantry Battalion

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Sgt. Kenneth Harris Hobbs, of Paradise died on September 16 of wounds received in France. He was the eldest surviving son of Mr and Mrs. J. H. Hobbs, of Valcncia, Paradise, well-known and highly respected residents of that district. He left for the front last November, and was wounded in July. After recovering he returned to the firing line, and then made the supreme sacrifice. He was a fine type of young Australian manhood. He was educated at Prince Alfred College and subsequently assisted his father in the orangery attached to the homestead. He was a zealous worker at the Payneham Road Methodist Sunday School." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 21 Oct 1916 (