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Richard HOBLEY

Regimental number390
Place of birthRosebud, Victoria
SchoolRosebud State School No. 2627, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressLeongatha, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, William Hobley, Whelans Ro, Leongatha, Victoria
Enlistment date19 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/13/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A16 Star of Victoria on 25 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Light Horse Regiment
FateKilled in Action 9 August 1916
Place of death or woundingBir-el-abd, Sinai Peninsula, Egypt
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialNo Known Grave
Commemoration detailsJerusalem Memorial, Palestine
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
6
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Elizabeth HOBLEY, Rosebud, Dromana, Victoria. Native of Rosebud, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 2027 Sergeant Joseph HOBLEY DCM, returned to Australia, 12 May 1919; 5116 Pte George HOBLEY, 11th Bn, retutrned to Australia, 22 February 1917.
Other details

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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