"MAJOR E. A. P. Hobday, R.A., Deputy Assistant Adjt. and Qr. Master General Malakand Force, is the son of Lt.-Col. T. F. Hobday, Bengal Staff Corps, and was born May 17th, 1859. Entered Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, in 1877, and joined Royal Artillery in 1879. Served in India till 1884, when was appointed to R.H.A. in Ireland. Was promoted Captain R.A. in 1887, and acted as A.D.C. to Sir Auckland Colvin, Lt.-Gov. N.W. Provinces, during winters of 1887-1888. Was appointed A.D.C. to Lord Roberts, then Commander-in-Chief in India, in May, 1888. After varied services in India, he went, on the outbreak of frontier war in 1897, to the relief of Malakand as Staff Officer to Col. Reid, commanding relief column,
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