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Sergeant 390

8th Light Horse


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

Leongatha, Victoria 19/9/1914

Age 26 years 7 months, 6' 5" grey eyes and brown hair



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

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

He was from the Leongatha area

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



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