HOBBS, Arthur

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HOBBS, Arthur

Enlistment Address

Sydney, NSW

Service Number

1933

Unit

45th Battalion

Comment

Mendooran Memorial; Villers-Bretonneux Memorial

Fate

KIA France, 19.2.1917

Information

Private Arthur Hobbs 1933

Arthur was a 25 year old farmer of Sydney when he enlisted on February 22, 1916. He embarked on HMAT Warilda on May 22, 1916 and served on the Western Front with the 45th Battalion. He was killed in action on February 19, 1917 at Guedecourt, near Bapaume, France. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Australian Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux. He is on the Canberra Australian War Memorial Panel no. 139 and the Mendooran War Memorial.

Margo Piggott and Rees Howard commemorated Arthur at the wall at Villers-Bretonneux in 2010.

An article in the Gilgandra Weekly dated February 2, 1917 told of Harry Hobbs enlistment and that he was the fourth son of Mrs Hobbs to enlist.