|NAME||George Bernard HOMBSCH|
|MILITARY SERIAL NO.||2330|
|UNIT||12th Light Horse|
|ENLISTED||Tamworth 6 March 1917|
|DISCHARGED||Sydney 27 September 1919|
George Bernard Hombsch had a block of land of 458 acres at Oxley, near Tamworth, which he intended using for mixed farming. The land was in the County of Parry, Parish of Warrel, Tamworth Land District. He applied for his advance on 26 March 1920. The loan appears to have been approved by May 1920. He stated that he wanted to use the money for horses, seed wheat, a house and sheds, fodder, fencing, a harvester and a wagon.
On 31 May 1921, Bombsch was informed that the Returned Soldier Settlement Branch would accept his War Gratuity to meet the indebtedness that he had. The bond was to be accepted at its face value plus accrued interest to date. 
An inspection of his holding on 17 April 1925, reported that he was a good successful settler, the property was fenced, improvements made to the value of £420 were, ‘in a first class condition.’  The property was also free of rabbits and noxious weeds at the date of the inspection.
 SRNSW: Lands Department; NRS 8058, Returned Soldiers loan files; [12/6986 No. 4107] George Bernard Hombsch, Application for Loan 26 March 1920.
 Ibid, Application for an Advance 30 April 1920.
 Ibid, A.A. Watson to G.B. Hombsch 31 May 1921.
 Ibid, Inspection of Returned Soldiers’ Holdings 18 April 1925.
Sources used to compile this entry:
State Records of NSW: Lands Department; NRS 8058, Returned Soldiers loan files; [12/6986 No. 4107], George Bernard Hombsch.
National Archives of Australia: B2455, First Australian Imperial Force Personnel Dossiers, George Bernard Hombsch online: http://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/scripts/Imagine.asp?B=5833495