Hubert Hobson (c.1891-1916)

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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, HUBERT. Lance Corporal. No 14235. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Netherthong, Holmfirth. Son of Jonas and Alice Hobson of Outlane, Netherthong, Thongsbridge, near Huddersfield. Attended Netherthong Wesleyan Church, where he was the Sunday School Secretary. He played the clarinet in the Sunday School orchestra and was a member of the choir. Was a playing member of the Netherthong Association football team and was also a member of the Netherthong Working Men's Club. Was employed at Deanhouse Mills. Killed in action during the Battle of the Somme on 2.7.1916, aged 25 years. Buried BERTRANCOURT MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row G, Grave 25.
ROH:- Netherthong and Thongsbridge War Memorial; Netherthong Working Men's Club.

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