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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Hobbs, F M B
HOBBS, Maj Frederick Manoli Baltazzi (1867-1911)
Created 1888-1912
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
Ā½ box or 0.015 cubic metres


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.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

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

Content & structure

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.

System of arrangement

The collection is arranged in sections as outlined above.

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

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.

Language/scripts of material
Finding aids

This Summary Guide, and in hard copy in the reading room.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals
King's College London College Archives
Related units of description

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


Compiled Sep 1999

Description control

Rules or conventions

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

This catalogue is made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License. This catalogue may be updated from time to time in order to reflect additional material and/or new understandings of the material.

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  • Armed forces
  • Chemical actions and uses
  • Colonial conflicts
  • Colonial countries
  • Colonial forces
  • Communications media
  • Information sciences
  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • Military organizations
  • Newspapers
  • Nile Expedition (1897-1898)
  • Organizations
  • Periodicals
  • Pharmaceutic aids
  • Political systems
  • Publications
  • Ships
  • Specialty uses of chemicals
  • State security
  • Vehicles
  • War
  • Wars (events)

Personal names

  • Wingate, Sir, Francis Reginald, 1861-1953, Knight, General

Corporate names

  • British Army
  • Egyptian Army
  • HMS Mercury
  • Sudanese Army


  • Egypt, North Africa
  • Omdurman, Sudan, East Africa
  • Singapore, South East Asia

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