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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 Snr. 23 Aug (1899-1966) and his wife Martha Alice Collins [m. 1919 Salford] (1900-1964).
Twin brother of Sapper Thomas Hobson, also in 591 Parachute Squadron.
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.
Territorial Army from age 16.
24 March 1945 aged 20 Hammelkeln, Germany.
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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