Leading Aircraftman Ernest Alfred HOBBY

Service No: 140910
Born: Adelaide SA, 1 June 1911
Enlisted in the RAAF: 28 July 1943
Unit: No. 340 Radar Station, Bat Island, Admiralty Islands PNG
Died: Illness, New Guinea, 20 April 1944, Aged 32 Years
Buried: Lae War Cemetery, PNG
CWGC Additional Information: Foster-son of Ernest Alfred and Nora Hobby, of Adelaide, South Australia
Roll of Honour: Adelaide SA
Remembered: Panel 114, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

On 7 April 1944, Leading Aircraftman Hobby, a Guard, contracted scrub typhus at Bat Island, New Guinea. He was evacuated by flying boat to No. 26 Medical Clearing Station, where he died on 20 April 1944.


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/18/333

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