Roland Augustus HOBBS

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HOBBS, Roland Augustus

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 10 September 1918
Last Rank: Surgeon Lieutenant Commander
Last Unit: HMAS Melbourne (I)
Born: Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, 10 December 1885
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Portsmouth Grammar School
Occupation: Officer, R.N. and R.A.N.
Died: Pneumonia, Royal Hospital Haslar, Gosport, England,, 13 February 1919, aged 33 years
Cemetery: Portsmouth (Highland Road) Cemetery
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World War 1 Service

10 Sep 1918: Enlisted Royal Australian Navy, Surgeon Lieutenant Commander, SN Officer, HMAS Melbourne (I)
Date unknown: Involvement Surgeon Lieutenant, HMAS Melbourne (I)

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

The summary below was completed by Cathy Sedgwick – Facebook “WW1 Australian War Graves in England/UK

Died on this date - 13th February........Surgeon Lieutenant Roland Augustus HobbsB was born in Hampshire, England in 1885.
Roland Hobbs was appointed to the Medical Staff of the Wycombe Cottage Hospital in 1913. He was appointed as Temporary Surgeon in the Royal Navy on 4th August, 1914.
Dr Hobbs was appointed Medical Officer of the Royal Naval Hospital, Hull.

Dr Roland Augustus Hobbs transferred to Royal Australian Navy on 10th September, 1918 as a Temporary Surgeon on H.M.A.S. Melbourne. He was accepted with the option of transferring to Permanent List.

Surgeon Lieutenant Roland Augustus Hobbs died on 13th February, 1919 at Royal Naval Hospital Haslar, Gosport, Hampshire, England from Pneumonia. He was buried in Highland Road Cemetery, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England & has a Private Headstone. His death is still acknowledged by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

(Photo of Roland Hobbs courtesy of Nicholas Aldridge)
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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Roland Augustus HOBBS was born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England on 10th December, 1885

His parents were Frederick Augustus HOBBS & Mary Jane Ellen DUCK

He married Isabel Marjorie CARGILL on 12th June 1917 in St Saviours Church, Paddington, London