Hobbs, Joseph John Talbot (Lieutenant General, b.1864 - d.1938)

Accession Number AWM2016.511.6
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement Extent: 1 cm; Wallet/s: 1
Object type Letter
Place made France
Date made 1918
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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Collection relating to the First World War service of Lieutenant General Sir Joseph John Talbot Hobbs, 5 Australian Division, France, 1918.

Collection consists of a four page open letter written by Lt Gen Hobbs dated 8 September 1918, to 'Comrades of the 5th Australian Division'. The letter discusses how proud Lt Gen Hobbs is of the soldiers, and commends them on their hard work in the Somme area, particularly at Peronne. The letter discusses the captured enemy weapons, the time that had been spent at the front, and how much the Australian and English public appreciates the sacrifices that they have made.

This letter was collected by 82 Sergeant Archie King, 54th Infantry Battalion.