Hobson, J J [or J L]
JOHN JAMES HOBSON
Remembered with honour Karasouli Military Cemetery: Row D, Grave 752.
He enlisted in London; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 25 April 1915, and died of wounds recieved in action in Salonika. Unfortunately, John’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
Son of Mary (nee BUNTING) and the late Thomas Ashley HOBSON.
His parents married 27 November 1876 at St Jude’s, Bethnal Green, London. Thomas died 1911 in the Romford, Essex, district aged 59; Mary died 1922 in the Hackney, London, district aged 66.
John was born 12 Deecember 1897 in Hackney, and baptised 5 November 1909 at St Augustine’s, Hackney.
On the 1891 Census, aged 3 he lived in Islington, London, with his parents and three siblings. On the 1901 Census, aged 12 he lived in Tottenham, London, with his parents and four siblings. On the 1911 Census, a Private in the Lancashire Fusiliers aged 22, he was stationed at Miltan, Punjab, India.
Date of death16/09/1916
Age at death29
Place of death
NotesListed as J L HOBSON on St Michael's memorial. His brother William died 1 November 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)