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HOBBS, Maj Frederick Manoli Baltazzi (1867-1911)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0099 KCLMA Hobbs, F M B
Held at: Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, King's College London
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Full title: HOBBS, Maj Frederick Manoli Baltazzi (1867-1911)
Date(s): Created 1888-1912
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: box or 0.015 cubic metres
Name of creator(s):

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

Born 1867; commissioned into the Royal Marines Light Infantry, 1886; served on HMS ASIA, 1889-1890; service in Singapore, 1892; served on HMS MERCURY, 1893; Superintendent of Gymnasia, Western District, 1893-1895; served in Chatham, Kent, 1896; Capt, 1896; Nile Expedition, Egypt and the Sudan, 1897-1898, including capture of Abu Hamed and the re-occupation of Berber, Sudan, Aug-Sep 1897; served with Egyptian Army, 1897-1901; Staff Officer, Water Transport, to Commander-in-Chief, Nile Expedition, 1898; service on HM Gunboat FATEH, Battle of Omdurman, Sep 1898; Deputy Assistant Adjutant General, 1900; Commanding Officer, 1 Egyptian Bn, and 11 Sudanese Bn, 1900-1902; service with the Colonial Contingent, Alexandra Palace, London, for the Coronation of HM King Edward VII, 1902; Superintendent, Gymnasia Depot, Deal, Kent, 1903-1906; Maj, 1905;served on HMS PRINCE GEORGE, 1907; Commandant, Royal Naval School of Music, Eastney, Hampshire, 1909-1911; died 1911.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Copies of papers and photographs relating to Hobbs' career, 1888-1912, including eighteen manuscript letters home from Singapore, 1892, and from the Sudan, 1897-1900. Correspondence, newspaper cuttings, obituaries and records of service, 1888-1912, including newspaper cuttings relating to the campaign in the Sudan, 1897-1898, notably the Battle of Omdurman, Sep 1898,and manuscript letter to Hobbs from Col Sir (Francis) Reginald Wingate, Sirdar of the Egyptian Army, on Hobbs' resignation from the Egyptian Army, 5 Nov 1901. Thirty photographs, [1888]-1908, notably the officers of HMS MERCURY, 1893, and soldiers of 11 Sudanese Bn, Sudan, 1902.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English

System of arrangement:

The collection is arranged in sections as outlined above.

Conditions governing access:

Open, subject to signature of reader's undertaking form.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, attention of the Director of Archive Services.

Finding aids:

Summary guide entry available on-line at http://www.kcl.ac.uk/lhcma/top.htm,and in hard copy in the reading room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Copies made by the Centre from originals loaned by the family in 1986.

Allied Materials

Related material:

The Centre also holds the papers of Brig Godfrey Pennington Hobbs (1907-1985), son of MajFrederick Manoli Baltazzi Hobbs (Ref: Hobbs, G P).


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Description Notes

Archivist's note:

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Date(s) of descriptions:
Sep 1999

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