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Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918


Roll of Honour. (1918, October 26). Advocate (Melbourne, Vic. : 1868 - 1954),



Hoff P B     Pte    1851    Percy Byrne              37 Inf Bn    18    Storeman    Single    R C       

Address:    Ascot Vale, Francis St, 102   

Next of Kin:    Hoff, John, father, "Oslo" 102 Francis St, Ascot Vale   

Enlisted:    4 Feb 1916       

Embarked:     SS Orontes 16 Aug 1916   

Prior Service:   4 years Senior Cadets 58B, and 6 months Citizen Forces (58 Inf Regt)


Hoff's B2455 contained the statement that his father was from Norway.


Relatives on Active Service:

Hoff J T Pte 3279  brother


ROLL OF HONOR Pte. P. Hoff. 37th Battalion, aged 20 years and 11 months, who is the son of Mr. J. T. Hoff, 102 Francis street, Ascot Vale, died of wounds on 29th September last, after serving for nearly three years.


ROLL OF HONOR. (1918, October 17). The Essendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter (Moonee Ponds, Vic. : 1914 - 1918), p. 2 Edition: Morning. Retrieved August 29, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74607404


Roll of Honour

PRIVATE P. B. HOFF. (Died of Wounds)


News has been received that Private P. B. Hoff died of wounds in France on 29th September (St. Michael's Day). He was the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Hoff, of 102 Francis-street, Ascot Vale, and was an old and highly respected pupil of St. Ignatius' School, Richmond.


Roll of Honour. (1918, October 26). Advocate (Melbourne, Vic. : 1868 - 1954), p. 25. Retrieved July 21, 2015, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article152177324



Date of Death: 29/09/1918

CWGC: "Son of John Theodor and Annie Elizabeth Hoff, of 102, Francis St., Ascot Vale, Victoria, Australia. Born at Richmond, Victoria."



The original grave marker of 1851 Private Percy Byrne

Hoff, of Victoria, 37th Battalion.  Hoff was wounded in 

action on 29 September 1918 and died from the effects

of a shell wound to the abdomen on the same day at the

12th Casualty Clearing Station, near Peronne, France.

Australian War Memorial Collection.



War Service Commemorated

Essendon Town Hall F-L

Essendon Gazette Roll of Honour With the Colours

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