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HOBART Lt Indian Army


stevebecker
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Mates,

Can you indentify this Indian Army officer shown on AIF records?

HOBART Lt Indian Army 11th Punjabs T/att Instructor MGs 1 LH Bde HQ 1-15

That's all I can find that he was attached to instruct on MGs in Egypt?

Cheers

​S.B

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On an initial look it would appear that he may have been Douglas Hobart. He appears to be the only Hobart in the Indian Army that I could find, but I will recheck later.

He was promoted to Lt. on 9 December 1910 https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/28458/page/508

He was still a Lt. in the 1915 Army List, but his Regiment was 24th Punjabis, the title of the 11th Indian Regiment of Infantry was 11th Rajputs, so some confusion there. Could not see an officer named Hobart in 11th Punjabs.

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Hi

Douglas Hobart, as above 24th Punjabs was K in A 20.4.16 age 29yrs, comm. Basra.also 53rd Sikhs...still looking

His father Lt.Col. George Hobart was born in India. Douglas born Chester, 1888 where his father died in 1920. Trees on Ancestry

Regards Barry

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In the June 1915 Army List there are two officers named Hobart in the Indian Army or attached to the Indian Army. Lt. Douglas Hobart as above, and Capt. Percy Cleghorn Stanley Hobart who was Royal Engineers, attached 1st King George's Own Sappers and Miners. The officer of interest would seem to be the former. Percy Cleghorn Stanley Hobart was later Maj.-Gen. Sir Percy Cleghorn Stanley Hobart, inventor of the Hobart "Funnies". There is much about him on the internet.

Douglas Hobart was gazetted 2nd Lt. on the Indian Army Unattached List on 9.9.1908

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/28175/page/6523

and admitted as 2nd Lt. in the Indian Army 26.11.1909

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/28362/page/3074

His obituary from The Times of Saturday, 29.4.1916

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Mates,

Many thanks for the details, fills a gap.

Cheers

S.B

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