Other names: Edwin
Locations in this story: East meon, Petersfield, HampshireMinchington, Farnham, DorsetSt. Mary's Churchyard, Sixpenny Handley, DorsetFarnham, DorsetLangrish, SouthamptonBlandford, Dorset
Story: Edwin Hobbs was born in 1896 in East Meon, Petersfield, Hampshire, and baptised at Langrish, Southampton, on 15th February, 1896. He was the son of Henry Hobbs, a Farm Labourer, and Emma Hobbs (nee Gilbert). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a Farm Carter and living with his parents at Minchington, Farnham, Dorset. He enlisted in Blandford on 31st August, 1914, as a Private in the 5th (Service) Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 10312) and served solely in the United Kingdom. He died of pneumonia at home in Farnham on 30th Apr 1915 and was buried in the north west part of St. Mary's Churchyard, Sixpenny Handley. He is remembered on the Sixpenny Handley War Memorial. His parents received the Death Scroll but no medals were evidently issued.