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Two military commission documents belonging to George Hoby. The first was issued on 5 August 1879 appointing him as a Lieutenant in the Bell Block Rifle Volunteers, and the second was issued on 14 January 1882 promoting him to a Captain.
On the reverse side of the Lieutenant’s Commission document Hoby has handwritten his last will and testament. The statement, dated 9 July 1883, appoints his wife Frances Harriet Hoby as his sole executrix. It is thought that Hoby carried these documents in his physical possession at all times.
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1. Lieutenants commission document, 5 August 1879. Last will and testament of George Hoby on reverse. 1pp.

2. Captains commission document, 14 January 1882. 1pp.

3. Envelope addressed to Anthony Hoby Esq.

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