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Percy James Lobb

Name on Board P Lobb
Name on Service
Percy James  Lobb
Enlistment Age 26
Occupation Carpenter and Miner
Place of Birth Clifton Hill, Vic
Next of Kin Lily Maud McDonald
Address 147 Mason St, Newport, Vic
Marital Status S
Enlistment Date 28/08/1914
Service No. 120
Enlistment Place Melbourne, Vic
Embarkation Place Melbourne
Embarkation Date 21/10/1914
Embarkation Ship HMAT Orvieto A3
Unit on Embarkation 2nd Field Company, Australian Engineers
Date of Death 19/08/1915
Unit on Death 2nd Field Company, Australian Engineers
Rank on Death Lance Corporal
Cause of Death Died of wounds received at Gallipoli
Place of Wounding/
Died on the Andonia (buried at sea)
Cemetery or Memorial Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Additional Information Percy Lobb sailed on the First Convoy of 38 ships which departed from Albany, Western Australia on 1 November 1914. Prior to enlisting, Percy was shift boss at the Clarence United Mine, Eaglehawk, Vic. Percy Lobb was mentioned in despatches and for acts of Conspicuous Gallantry and Valuable Services by setting an excellent example for the men working on the surface of the B5  communication way under heavy fire on the night of 6 August 1915. His brother, William John Lobb (2354) was killed in action 9 June 1917.
Additional References Williamstown Chronicle, Saturday 31 July 1915, p3 The National Anzac Centre, Albany, Western Australia
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