George Hobson (c.1887-1915)
Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922
The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:
- HOBSON, GEORGE. Private. No 2901. 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Upperthong, Holmfirth. Son of Mr and Mrs Joseph E. Hobson, 90 Blacker Road, Birkby. Educated Wilshaw School, near Meltham, Huddersfield. Employed as a cloth shrinker by Messrs Jennens, Welch and Company, of Huddersfield. Enlisted September 1914. Was married April 13th, 1915. Left for France April 15th, 1915. Was killed instantly by a shell at 8pm on Thursday, 1.10.1915, whilst ration carrying. He was 28 years of age. Has no known grave. Commemorated MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
- On the day of his death Private Hobson wrote a letter to his wife informing her that he was in good health and that he was keeping his spirits up.
- Brother of Private NORMAN HOBSON died of wounds, 9.10.1917.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- Private GEORGE HOBSON
- regiment: Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding)
- died: Friday, October 1, 1915
- record ID: 1614350
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission (ID #1614350)
- Imperial War Museums: Lives of the First World War (ID #1905098)