Hobbs, A W
ALFRED WILLIAM HOBBS
Remembered with honour Pozieres Memorial: Panel 5.
He enlisted in Marylebone, London; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914 Star medals, his qualifying date being 8 October 1914, and was killed in action. Unfortunately, Alfred’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is a brief article about and a Death announcement for Alfred in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 27 April 1918. There is another article in the issue dated 1 June 1918; plus an In Memoriam in the issue dated 22 March 1919.
Son of Henry William and Frances Ellen (nee WARE) HOBBS.
His parents married 5 March 1882 at St Matthew’s, Oakley Square, St Pancras, London. Frances died 1924 in Watford aged 64, and was buried 6 June in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Henry died 1939 in Watford aged 86, and was buried 12 January, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
Alfred was born 1885 in Bowes Park, Middx, and baptised September 1885 at St Michael’s, Bowes Park. He resided in Uxbridge, Middx.
On the 1891 Census, aged 5 he lived in Bushey, Herts, with his parents and three siblings. On the 1901 Census, a hairdresser and barber aged 15, he lived in Oxhey, Herts, with his parents and two siblings. On the 1911 Census, a hairdresser aged 26, he lived in Watford, with his parents and one sibling.
Date of death23/03/1918
Age at death32
Place of death
NotesHis brother Albert died 13 July 1917 and also features on this Roll of Honour
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)