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Ross Warfield HOBBS

Regimental number29960
Date of birth9 January 1897
Place of birthTunkillo, South Australia
AddressTungkillo, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, H P Hobbs, Tungkillo, South Australia
Enlistment date17 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameHowitzer Brigade 120
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/136/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 3 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Divisional Ammunition Column
FateReturned to Australia 25 January 1919
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  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date21 April 1919
Family/military connectionsCousin (1st): 2424 Pte Herbert Henry HOBBS, 48th Bn, killed in action, 11 April 1917.
Other details

War service: embarked from Melbourne, 2 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, 19 November 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 11 April 1917; taken on strength, 5th Divisional Ammunition Column, 24 April 1917.

Wounded in action (remained at Duty), 2 October 1917.

Sustained sprained ankle, 17 June 1918; transferred to England, 27 July 1918; admitted to Reading War Hospital, 28 July 1918. Discharged to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, 6 August 1918; to No. 3 Command Depot, 14 August 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ceramic', 25 January 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 6 March 1919; discharged, 21 April 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death25 August 1966
Age at death69
Place of burialCremated: Centennial Park Crematorium, Adelaide, South Australia; ashes interred at Tungkillo Cemetery, South Australia.

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