The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private P Hobden


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Private Philip HOBDEN, L/7188, 1st Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France,  on or since, 23rd August 1914.

1887, Born Tonbridge, Kent, son of Philip & Caroline Hobden.

Enlisted Maidstone, Kent.

1912 December Quarter, Tonbridge Registration District, married Florence Crotas(z).

Child - born 1913 March Quarter, Tonbridge Registration District, Phyllis E Hobden.

15th August 1914, posted BEF.

Buried at  Hautrage Military Cemetery, I. B. 16, Belgium. Commemorated on Tonbridge War Memorial.


Commemorated on Tonbridge War Memorial - Tonbridge War Memorial - The original World War I memorial at the Junction of Pembury Road and Quarry Hill. The names were later re-inscribed in the new Memorial Garden in Bradford Street. 

From Tonbridge History - Philip Hobden (possibly the first to die). Born Tonbridge in 1887, the son of Philip and Caroline. In 1911 he is recorded as living at 4 Preston Road and working as a hay trusser for a hay merchant. In 1912 Philip married Florence Crotaz and joined the 1st Battalion Royal West Kent Regiment as a Private L/7188. Philip was part of the BEF who fought at the Battle of Mons. He was killed in action on 23rd August 1914 and is buried at Hautrage Military cemetery.


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