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Roll of Honour Data Page
25 Apr 1923 Salford, Lancashire England
591 Antrim Parachute Squadron RE
Ringway Parachute Training Course 80.
Wounded in Normandy and evacuated to United Kingdom, he rejoined the squadron before the Rhine Crossing.
son of William Hobson and his wife Martha Collins [m. 1919 Salford]. Twin brother of Sapper Thomas Hobson
24 March 1945 aged 20 Hammelkeln
Buried same evening in Hammilkeln by his colleagues, Sappers Heslop, McDonough and Davies [in the middle of a residential garden lawn.] Later re-interred at Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, plot 32, row E grave no.7.
Details of his death and burial are to be found in Sapper McDonough's memoir Q.32 Click
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