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Charles Robert HOBILL

Regimental number672
Place of birthAllendale, Victoria
Address12 Nelson Road, Newport, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 5.5"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinFather, E J Hobill, 12 Nelson Road, Newport, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 6 months in the Victorian Rifles; serving in 30th Company, Australian Army Service Corps at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 August 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameDivisional Train, No 3 Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/14/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Company, Australian Army Service Corps
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied of Meningitis. He worked as a carpenter before the start of the war.
FateDied of disease 20 December 1914
Place of death or woundingEgypt
Age at death22
Place of burialCairo War Memorial Cemetery (Row B, Grave No. 131), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Allendale State School Roll of Honour, Victoria. ('Pro Patria. They fell beneath their flags '[Union and Australian flags]. A tribute to Allendale's Past Scholars.')
Other details

War service: Egypt

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HOBILL Charles Robert

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