HOBBS, Maj Frederick Manoli Baltazzi (1867-1911)

Scope and Content

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.

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.


The collection is arranged in sections as outlined above.

Conditions Governing Access

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

Acquisition Information

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

Other Finding Aids

Summary guide entry on-line at http://www.kcl.ac.uk/iss/archives/cats/, and detailed catalogue available in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

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.

Related Material

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

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