George Hobson (c.1887-1915)

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George Hobson

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.
ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.
Brother of Private NORMAN HOBSON died of wounds, 9.10.1917.

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