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Ernest William Hobbs

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Headstone, Gaza War Cemetery (photo Alan and Hazel Kerr 2007) - This image may be subject to copyright

Headstone, Gaza War Cemetery (photo Alan and Hazel Kerr 2007) - This image may be subject to copyrig …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ernest William AWMM
  • Surname
    Hobbs AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    10406 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    11 November 1904 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Public Works Department, Hollyford AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs E. Hobbs (wife), 108 King Edward Street, Dunedin AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1940 AWMM Married/WWII AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Sinai & Palestine AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    10406 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Ernest Hobbs was the son of Alfred Ernest Hobbs and of Hannah Elizabeth Hobbs (nee Pitcher); husband of Edith Hobbs, of Newton, Auckland, New Zealand. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    31 August 1942 AWMM
    Age 38 AWMM
    PalestineMiddle East AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Gaza War Cemetery, Israel AWMM C. A. 14. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2897904
    Sources Used
  • References
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.88 AWMM
    • Ross, A. (1959). 23 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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