Edwin Hobbs headstone 2

Edwin Hobbs

Surname: Hobbs
Other names: Edwin
Other people in this story:
Henry Hobbs
Emma Hobbs nee Gilbert
Locations in this story:
East meon, Petersfield, Hampshire
Minchington, Farnham, Dorset
St. Mary's Churchyard, Sixpenny Handley, Dorset
Farnham, Dorset
Langrish, Southampton
Blandford, 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.

Images:
  • Edwin Hobbs headstone 1
  • Sixpenny Handley War Memorial
  • Sixpenny Handley War Memorial
  • Sixpenny Handley War Memorial
  • Sixpenny Handley War Memorial

Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives