Robert Hobson (c.1889-1918)

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.

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, ROBERT. Lance Corporal. No 24244. 1/5th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Born Mossley. Husband of Ann Charlesworth Hobson, 2, Ing Head, Marsden. Employed as a mule minder by Messrs Robinson Brothers, Clough Lea Mills, Marsden. Was a well known local football player. Enlisted July 1916. Embarked for France in November, 1916. Was taken prisoner on 27.5.1918, after being seriously wounded. Died as a Prisoner of War in Germany, 14.8.1918, aged 29 years. Buried NIEDERZWEHREN CEMETERY, CASSEL, GERMANY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row G, Grave 16.
ROH:- Marsden War Memorial.

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