Hobart Edward CATO

CATO, Hobart Edward

Service Numbers: 35502, 4302
Enlisted: 11 September 1901, Durban, South Africa
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 1st Scottish Horse
Born: Wellington. New Zealand, 22 February 1881
Home Town: Clare, Clare and Gilbert Valleys, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Engineer/Mechanic
Died: Natural causes (old age), Clare, South Australia, 10 October 1967, aged 86 years
Cemetery: Clare General Cemetery, South Australia
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Boer War Service

11 Sep 1901: Enlisted Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Trooper, SN 35502, 1st Scottish Horse, Durban, South Africa
22 Mar 1902: Discharged Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Trooper, SN 4302

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Biography

Hobart served in 2 wars, Boer and WW1

He met his wife Sophie in South Africa, she was a nurse. They married in Benoni, SA.

Returned to Melbourne Victoria and was recalled to England during WWI to work as an engineer for Sopwith.

Details of the Sopwith history during the war can be found here - see the heading 100 years ago : Kingston Aviation (www.kingstonaviation.org) (www.kingstonaviation.org)

More details and full and interesting story to come.

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