Hobson, W G
WILLIAM GEORGE HOBSON
Remembered with honour Etaples Military Cemetery: Plot XXX, Row J, Grave 1A.
He enlisted in Shoreditch, London; was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and died at 7 Canadian [Casualty Clearing Station ?], Etaples, of wounds received in action. Unfortunately, William’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.
William was born 1889 in Shoreditch, and possibly married Margaret McKENNA 1914 in the Islington, London, district.
On the 1891 Census, aged 2 he lived in Islington, with his parents and three siblings. On the 1901 Census, aged 11 he lived in Tottenham, London, with his parents and four siblings. On the 1911 Census, a printer’s labourer aged 21, he lived in Homerton, London, with his mother and two siblings.
Unit"C" Battery, 162nd Brigade
Date of death01/11/1917
Age at death28
Place of death
NotesHis brother John died 16 September 1916 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)