The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private A S Hobday


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Private Alfred Sidney HOBDAY, G/8559,  "A" Company, 10th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment,  died of wounds, 19th October 1916, age 21.

Born Broadstairs, Kent, son of Alfred Edward & Julia Hobday of 55 Albion Street, Broadstairs, Kent.


1911 Census - 55 Albion Street, Broadstairs, Kent - Alfred Hobday, head, age 41, married, gas works labourer, Gas Works, worker, born Ramsgate, Kent; Julia Hobday, wife, age 42, married 16 years, 2 children, both still alive, born Sandwich, Kent;Alfred Sidney Hobday, son, age 15, single, printers boy, General Printer, worker, born Broadstairs, Kent; Ivy Miriam Hobday, daughter, age 10, school, born Broadstairs, Kent.


Enlisted Broadstairs, Kent

Buried at St Peter in Thanet Churchyard, grave reference  18.55. Church Street, Broadstairs, Kent. Commemorated on Broadstairs War Memorial.


NOTE: Information provided Brian Sleighton, President, St Peter's Village Tour www.villagetour.org.uk

Regarding Pte Hobday.  He enlisted in June 1915, having tried twice before and been refused. He was wounded in his mouth and spine, , and was sent home for treatment. He died at King George's Hospital London   in October 1916.   He was the son of Alfred and Julia Hobday of Albion Street, Broadstairs.   He was educated at Holy Trinity Elementary School, and in the Choir of Holy Trinity Broadstairs.   He was a member of the Broadstairs Lodge  of Oddfellows. 


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