HOBBS, Charles

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HOBBS, Charles

Enlistment Address

Gilgandra, NSW

Service Number

1664

Unit

54th Battalion

Comment

Mendooran Memorial

Fate

KIA France 29.3.1917

Information

Private Charles Hobbs 1664

Charles was a 35 year old farmer of Gilgandra when he enlisted on January 4, 1916. He embarked from Sydney on the HMAT Ceramic on April 14, 1916. He served in the Western front with the 54th Battalion and was in Le Verguier, France when he was killed in action on March 29, 1917. He is buried at Morchies Australian Cemetery, France. His headstone reads;

SO LONG AS LIFE AND MEMORIES LAST

WE WILL REMEMBER THEM

He is commemorated on the Australian War Memorial Panel 159

Margo Piggott and Rees Howard commemorated Charles when we visited in 2010