COBB, John

Service Number: 50
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 3rd Queensland Mounted Infantry
Born: Not yet discovered
Home Town: Calala, Tamworth Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Brisbane Hospital - Brisbane, Queensland, 3 July 1901, cause of death not yet discovered, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Toowong (Brisbane General) Cemetery
Memorials: Gunnedah Boer War Memorial
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Boer War Service

1 Oct 1899: Involvement Private, SN 50, 3rd Queensland Mounted Infantry

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Great regret is expressed locally at the death of Trooper JohnCobb, who had done some heroic deeds in the South African war. Cobb was once well-known in racing circles, and among -horses which carried his colors was Old Clo. Deceased was the eldest
sen of Mr. G. J. Cobb, of Calala, West Maitland


The friends of Mr. George J. Cobb, of Calala, West Maitland, will learn with regret of the death of Trooper John Cobb, who returned with the last batch of Queenslanders from South Africa. Several graphic letter from his pen have been published in the
"Newcastle Herald," and though he made no complaints, it was clear that he and his comrades were undergoing great hardships. He was one of the heroes of the gallant stand made by Queenslanders and New South Welshmen at Brakfontein, Elands River - a
stand which had been described by Dr. Conan Doyle as "one of the very finest deeds of arms during the war." He went on to Brisbane from Sydney to get his discharge, but fell ill and died yesterday.


Biography contributed by Daniel Bishop

Son of George James COBB, & Jessie Johannah (nee MACKAY) COBB.