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William Victor HOBSON

Regimental number2822
Place of birthRockdale, New South Wales
SchoolDulwich Hill School, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressWattle Ville, New Canterbury Road, Hurlstone Park, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, A Hobson, Wattle Ville, New Canterbury Road, Hurlstone Park, New South Wales
Enlistment date27 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 30 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Consistent good work and devotion to duty, especially at Pozieres.
Recommendation date: 9 September 1916

FateKilled in Action 30 September 1916
Place of death or woundingYpres, Belgium
Age at death25.11
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialBedford House Cemetery Enclosure No 4 (Plot I, Row U, Grave No. 6), Zonnebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
33
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Aaron and Florence Edith Hobson, Wattleville View, Canterbury Road, Hurlstone Park, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsCousin: 2823A Pte Albert Frederick HORTON, 44th Bn, died of wounds, 14 December 1917.
Other details

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

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