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Regimental number1559
Place of birthBalranald, New South Wales
SchoolState School
OccupationMotor mechanic
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Annie Prince Hobson, PO, Balranald, New South Wales
Enlistment date23 November 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMATA49 Seang Choon on 11 February 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1526
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll25th Howitzer Brigade
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied of burns accidentally
FateDied in Accident 1 November 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialEstaires Communal Cemetery (Plot III, Row K, Grave NO. I), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Mrs Annie HOBSON

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