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Leonard James MOBBS

Regimental number11876
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMilitary Staff clerk
AddressPaddington, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinWife, Mrs Elizabeth Mobbs, 43 Goodhope Street, Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceR Australian Garrison Artillery
Enlistment date16 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentHon LT (WO Class I)
Unit nameField Ambulance 9, Section A
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/52/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 11 May 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Australian General Hospital
FateReturned to Australia 23 June 1919

Meritorious Service Medal

'For good work and devotion to duty while serving with his Unit in the Field. This Warrant Officer has been most thorough in all his work and has at all times displayed the utmost zeal in carrying out his duties. During the Battle of MESSINES he was Warrant Officer in charge of personnel at the Corps Main Dressing Station at PONT d'ACHELLES . He handled his large and varied staff with skill and judgment and contributed in a large measure to the rapid and successful evacuation of large numbers of wounded. During the Battle of YPRES on 4th and 12th October, 1917, he was in charge of the organisation of bearer parties and reliefs having over 600 bearers constantly coming and going. Mr. MOBBS worked indefatigably and was always in closest touch with his work and seeing to the welfare and comfort of the men. This Warrant Officer served with the Australian naval and Military Expedition to GERMAN NEW GUINEA in 1914-1915.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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