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Number Sergeant 390

Battalion 8th Light Horse

Place of Birth Dromana

Next of Kin His father, William Henry Hobley
Whelan's Post Office Leongatha

Date and place of enlistment Leongatha 19/9/1914

Physical details on enlistment Age 26 years 7 months,

6' 5" grey eyes and brown hair

Religion Methodist

Occupation Farmer

Date and place of death

He was killed in action at Bir -el -abd in the Sinai, Canal Zone (Suez) Egypt, 9/8/1916

Location of grave or memorial

He has no known grave and has his name on the Jerusalem Memorial Palestine

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He was from the Leongatha area

Military History

He attended Rosebud State School
19/9/14 He enlisted
25/2/15 He embarked Melbourne on Transport A16 Star of Victoria
16/5/15 He embarked for Gallipoli
3/6/15 He suffered a scalp wound
10/7/15 He was promoted to Lance corporal
17/7/15 hospital with influenza and other illnesses on Mudros
28/7/15 returned to Gallipoli
31/7/15 He was again sick in hospital
3/8/15 He returned to duty Gallipoli
4/8/15 He went to hospital gastro enteritis and was to be returned to Egypt. He therefore missed the attack on Lone Pine and The Nek
He arrived in Heliopolis on the �Ionian� on August 9th 1915.

25/10/15 He returned to Gallipoli
3/11/15 He was promoted to Corporal
1/1/16 He became a Sergeant
4/2/16 He was sick in hospital mumps
26/2/16 He returned to his unit in Heliopolis
He was wounded in Gallipoli and also contracted a number of illnesses including influenza, colic and gastro-enteritis.
He was killed in action in the Sinai canal (Suez) zone on August 9th 1916. Richard has no known grave.

His effects consisted of 2 jerseys, 1 pair shoes, 1 muffler, 1 hairbrush, 2 pipes, 1 fountain pen, 1 writing pad, 1 pair goggles in case, 1 wrist watch damaged, 1 pocket book, a bag of coins, 1 set chevrons, 1 handkerchief, 1 military book, 1 wallet, 1 notebook, post cards, photos, 1 chain medal and coin
He was in In C Squadron 8th Light Horse
He had a policy with The Mutual Life and Citizens Assurance Coy Ltd
By 1922 his father died and Mrs. Hobley�s address was Authoringa Leongatha


HOBLEY, Richard

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