Eric Lance HOBDAY

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HOBDAY, Eric Lance

Service Numbers: N167836, M167836
Enlisted: 17 September 1941
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: Australian Army Service Corps
Born: Inverell, New South Wales, 21 March 1918
Home Town: Delungra, Inverell, New South Wales
Schooling: Delungra School
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Accidental (injuries from car accident), Newcastle Hospital, New South Wales, Australia, 18 August 1942, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Delungra War Memorial
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Private, SN N167836
17 Sep 1941: Enlisted Delungra, New South Wales
17 Sep 1941: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN N167836
18 Aug 1942: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), SN M167836, Australian Army Service Corps

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Biography

Eric Lance HOBDAY was born on 21st March, 1918 in Inverell NSW

His parents were Alfred HOBDAY and Kate Amelia FORD who married in 1901 in Inverell

He enlisted on 17th September 1941 with the Australian Army - he saw service with the Australian Army Service Corp, A.C.M.F. 10th Division Supply Column -Mechanical -  Posting at death - Transport

Eric was involved in a car accident and died of his injuries at Newcastle Hospital  on 18th August, 1942- aged 24 years

He is buried in the Delungra Cemetery, Church of England Plot, grave 113. 

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