[page last updated 13 May 2015]
Roll of Honour Data Page
25 Apr 1923 Salford, Lancashire, England.
No.6 Commandos (see beret in photo)
591 Antrim Parachute Squadron RE
Transfered to the squadron just prior to Operation Varsity. He wanted to be a Para but had yet to undergo parachute training, so traveled to Germany by glider, only for the glider to be released short and landing in Holland. He rejoined the squadron by road, with the rest of his glider contigent. Upon arrival, he was informed by Sapper B McDonough, that his twin brother Billy had just been killed.
Son of William Hobson Snr. 23 Aug (1899-1966) and his wife Martha Alice Collins [m. 1919 Salford] (1900-1964).
Twin brother of WW2 Casualty Sapper William Hobson .
Brother of Grace Hobson b. 1922, John Hobson b. 1925 and Muriel Hobson b. 1935
Cousin of actor Albert Finney (1936-2019), through Albert's mother Alice Hobson.
Father of one daughter.
Dunham Massey Hall. Altrincham.
1945 Evelyn Brierley (1925-2002) in Salford
01 Nov 2000 Bolton, Lancashire, England.
Cemetery / Memorial:
ALL images and content on this website are copyright - DO NOT copy or use without permission via e-mail. Contact website