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OSWALD HOBBS

HOBBS,  OSWALD 

RANK:   PRIVATE        SERIAL NO:  44280
                         

UNIT:    7th COY 1st BATTALION, WELLINGTON REGIMENT

BORN:   10/06/1885  -  ASHCOTT, TAKAPAU, N.Z.        

DIED:     31/08/1918        KILLED IN ACTION    
              
PLACE:   IN THE FIELD, FRANCE        

SINGLE:              RELIGION:   C of E

WIFE:    Mrs Ethel HOBBS (née FRASER)
(MARRIED BY THE REV JOHN HOBBS, NAPIER CATHEDRAL - 08/01/1917)
    
PARENTS:   William and Alice HOBBS, TAKAPAU

SIBLINGS:   

NEXT OF KIN:   Mrs Ethel HOBBS (wife), LATER H.B. CLUB, NAPIER

OCCUPATION:  SHEPHERD

EMPLOYER:   Mr A’DEANE, ASHCOTT, TAKAPAU

LAST NZ ADDRESS:   AHSCOTT, TAKAPAU
 
HEIGHT:  5’ 10½”        WEIGHT:     168lb        CHEST:   37”

COMP:   FAIR          EYES:   BLUE          HAIR:  BROWN  

EDUCATION:   4th EDUCATIONAL STANDARD

GRAVE/MEMORIAL:   BANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY,                                    PAS-DE-CALAIS, FRANCE                

 ENLISTED:   WAIPUKURAU            DATE:   05/10/1916  

MAIN BODY:               REINFORCEMENT:    24th    

MILITARY RECORD:
09/01/1917.  POSTED TO ‘H’ COY, 25th REINFORCEMENT, TRENTHAM.
19/01/1917.  TRANSFERRED TO ‘B’ COMPANY.
02/02/1917.  TRANSFERRED TO ‘H’ COMPANY, 24th REINFORCEMENT .
14/04/1917.  EMBARKED HMNZT 82 ‘PAKEHA’, WELLINGTON.
17/04/1917.  DISEMBARKED WELLINGTON.
26/04/1917.  RE-EMBARKED WELLINGTON FOR SYDNEY.
02/05/1917.  DISEMBARKED SYDNEY.
09/05/1917.  RE-EMBARKED SYDNEY FOR DEVONPORT, U.K.
25/06/1917.  ADMITTED TO SHIP’S HOSPITAL ‘AT SEA’ (RHEUMATISM).
28/07/1917.  DISEMBARKED DEVONPORT, U.K. TRANS TO MILITARY HOSPITAL.
06/08/1917.  MARCHED INTO N.Z. CONVALESCENT DEPOT, CODFORD.
11/09/1917.  ATTACHED TO STRENGTH ‘SLING’.
05/11/1917.  LEFT FOR FRANCE.
08/11/1917.  MARCHED IN ETAPLES.
04/01/1918.  POSTED TO 7th COY 1st BATTALION WELLINGTON REGIMENT.
05/02/1918.  DETACHED TO MUSKETRY SCHOOL IN THE FIELD.
17/02/1918.  REJOINED UNIT IN THE FIELD.
14/07/1918.  DETACHED TO DIVISIONAL LEWIS GUN SCHOOL.
27/07/1918.  REJOINED UNIT IN THE FIELD.
31/08/1918.  KILLED IN ACTION, IN THE FIELD, BAPAUME, 
        FRANCE.

       

AWARDED:    
BRITISH WAR MEDAL.
VICTORY MEDAL.