Max Ulrich HUBBE MC

HUBBE, Max Ulrich

Service Numbers: 792, W237392
Enlisted: 10 September 1914, Blackboy Hill, Western Australia
Last Rank: Captain
Last Unit: 1st Pioneer Battalion
Born: Adelaide, SA, 28 May 1891
Home Town: Kojonup, Kojonup, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Natural causes, Katanning, Western Australia, 10 June 1973, aged 82 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide Rowing Club WW1 Pictorial Honour Board, Nangeenan Roll of Honour, Tusmore Burnside District Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

10 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 792, Blackboy Hill, Western Australia
2 Nov 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 792, 11th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 792, 11th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
5 Jul 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, SN 792, 1st Pioneer Battalion, Battle for Pozières
17 Mar 1919: Discharged AIF WW1

World War 2 Service

18 Dec 1939: Involvement Captain, SN W237392
18 Dec 1939: Enlisted Perth, WA
18 Jul 1944: Discharged

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

Son of Capt. Herman Grau HUBBE (/explore/people/34) (Killed in Action, Boer War)

Brother to Capt. Hermann Fritz HUBBE (/explore/people/168202) (Killed in Action)

"792 Private (later Lieutenant) Maxwell Ulrich Hubbe, 11th Battalion who was a 23 year old farmer from Nangeenan, Western Australia (formerly from Knightsbridge, South Australia) when he enlisted on 10 September 1914. He embarked for overseas from Fremantle on 2 November 1914 aboard HMAT Ascanius. After seeing action at Gallipoli, he was promoted to Second Lieutenant and transferred to the 1st Pioneer Battalion and saw further action in France and Belgium. He was wounded in action on 5 October 1917 and evacuated to England but later returned to his unit in France. After promotion to Captain, he was awarded a Military Cross for consistently good work and devotion to duty as a Company Commander in the 1st Australian Pioneer Battalion from 25 February to 16 September 1918. Captain Hubbe, MC arrived back in Australia on 15 January 1919." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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