Ivor Haydn Shobbrook (1915-1945)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.


Ivor Haydn Shobbrook was born on 5 March 1915 in Abertillery, Monmouthshire, Wales, the son of collier George James Shobbrook and his wife Winnie.

He married Phyllis Horn in April 1941 at Trinity Methodist Church, Shepley.[1]

He is commemorated on the war memorials at Denby Dale and at Grimethorpe.


Huddersfield Examiner (12/Apr/1945):

Killed While Attending Wounded

Mrs. Phyllis Shobbrook, of the Crown Inn, Birdsedge, has received official notification that her husband, Cpl. Ivor Shobbrook, of the R.A.M.C. (Airborne Division) has been killed in action.

Cpl. Shobbrook enlisted in October, 1939, and saw service in Norway. He landed in Normandy on D-day, and after some weeks' service was seriously wounded. After his recovery he returned to his Airborne Unit, and later accompanied them on their Rhine jump.

His section captain has notified his wife that Cpl. Shobbrook received fatal wounds while attending the wounded under heavy mortar- and machine-gun fire during the first few hours after landing.

Cpl. Shobbrook was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs G. Shobbrook, Grimethorpe, Barnsley.

Huddersfield Examiner 30/Mar/1946):

SHOBBROOK — In loving memory of my dear husband. Cpl. Ivor Shobbrook (Airborne Division), killed in action. March 24. 1945.

In silent nights and busy days,
Your manly heart, your gentle ways.
Your love, your sacrifice, always
Proudly remembered.

— From his loving wife Phyllis, Crown Inn, Birdsedge.

SHOBBROOK — In loving memory of our dear son-in-law, Ivor.

Not just today; but every day.
In silence we remember.

— From Mum and Dad, Crown Inn. Birdsedge.


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Notes and References

  1. "Eastertide Weddings" in Huddersfield Examiner (19/Apr/1941).