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Eric Scott HOBSON

Regimental number3318
Place of birthEast Brisbane, Queensland
SchoolEast Brisbane State School, Brisbane, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressHeidelberg Street, East Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, E Hobson, Heidelberg Street, East Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military service2nd Lieut of State Cadets in the East Brisbane Area.
Enlistment date26 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 2 October 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll3320
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"Always keenly interested in "Soldiering" he enlisted in AIF immediately after his 18th Birthday." Details from Mother.
FateDied of wounds 11 June 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death19.11
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialBailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row C, Grave No. 70), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
76
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edward and Violet HOBSON, Cedar Street, Wynnum, Queensland
Family/military connectionsCousin: Alan Hobson, killed in action at Pozi?res Cousin: Capt Walter Preston, Royal Flying Corps Also 8 other Cousins

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