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Sapper

William
HOBSON

(Billy)

(Photo)

Born:

25 Apr 1923 Salford, Lancashire England

Service No.

14427517  

Regiment(s):

591 Antrim Parachute Squadron RE

Military Notes:
Service Record:

Ringway Parachute Training Course 80.

Wounded in Normandy and evacuated to United Kingdom, he rejoined the squadron before the Rhine Crossing. 

Family Notes:

son  of William Hobson and his wife Martha Collins [m. 1919 Salford]. Twin brother of Sapper Thomas Hobson

Civilian Occupation:

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Married:

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Died:

24  March 1945 aged 20 Hammelkeln

Burial:

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

Memorial:

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Links:

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Misc:

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