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William Herbert Hobbis


Electrical Artificer 3c, 40625, RCN


Born: 22 Aug 1912, Victoria, British Columbia


Died: 13 Sep 1942 at sea


Book of Remembrance


HOBBIS, William Herbert, Electrical Artificer 3c, 40625, RCN MPK - 13 Sep 1942, HMCS OTTAWA - son of David Stanley and Alice L. Hobbis, Victoria, BC; husband of Hazel Eleanor Hobbis, Victoria, BC.


William enlisted in the RCN on 11 Sep 1939 as an A/EA 4c. While he was on an EA course in England at HMS Vernon he also completed the Artificer Diver course.


Ships served in:

HMCS OTTAWA - Served in Ottawa 26 Dec 1940 - 27 Aug 1941 as an EA 4c, RCN.

HMCS OTTAWA - Drafted to Ottawa 18 Sep 1941 as an EA 3c, RCN


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(1-2) Certificate of Service  (3) Message delivered to Hazel Hobbis informing he that her husband EA William Hobbis is missing, believed killed.



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