The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Lance Corporal H M Hobbs


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Lance Corporal Henry Matthew HOBBS, 200102, (1097), 2nd/4th  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Egypt,  7th December 1917, age 24.

Born Brenchley, Tonbridge, Kent, son of Charles James & Minnie Maria Hobbs, of 6, Holly Bank, Crescent Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent.   

26th March 1893, Brenchley, Kent, baptism of Henry Matthew Hobbs, son of Charles James & Minnie Maria Hobbs.


1911 Census - 6, Holly Bank, Crescent Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent - Charles J Hobbs, head, age 45, married, stable groom, domestic, worker, born Brenchley, Kent; Minnie M Hobbs, wife, age 44, married 22 years, 8 children, 5 still alive, worker, born Brenchley, Kent; Henry Hobbs, son, age 18, single, green grocery, errand boy, worker, born Brenchley, Kent; Lilian Hobbs, daughter, age 16, single, servant domestic general, worker,  born Brenchley, Kent; May Hobbs, daughter, age 12, school, born Brenchley, Kent; Victor Hobbs, son, age 9, school, born Brenchley, Kent.


Enlisted  Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

Buried at Jerusalem War Cemetery, S. 17., Israel.

NOTE: Soldiers Died in the Great War show date of death as 7th December 1917; CWGC web site show it as 17th December 1917.


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