Albert Hobbs

Memorial: Frampton Cotterell - St. Peter’s Church

Regiment: Gloucestershire Regiment

Medals: 1914–15 Star, British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Private 18894

Parents: Thomas and Clara Hobbs

Home address: Watley's End, Frampton Cotterell, Bristol

Date of birth: 25/06/1896

Place of birth: Winterbourne, Bristol

Date of death: 16/08/1917

Buried/Commemorated at: Poelcapelle British Cemetery, Belgium (Ref: XIV. F. 13)

Age: 21

Further information:

Albert Hobbs was Born in 1896 in Winterbourne to parents, Thomas and Clara Hobbs, he was brother to Daisy and Eleanor. Their father was born in Winterbourne and worked as a coal miner. The family were living at Watley’s End in Frampton Cotterell in 1901

Albert Hobbs enlisted in Tonypandy on 28/4/1915 and served with the 1st/5th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment as a private. Albert was Killed in Action on the 16th August 1917 at the age of 21 years. Albert is buried in the Poelcapelle British Cemetery, Belgium (Ref: XIV. F. 13). Albert was awarded the 14-15 Star and the British War and Victory Medals

Albert is also remembered on the Chipping Sodbury and District War Memorial Cottage Hospital board, now at Yate and District Heritage Centre, under Frampton Cotterell and possibly Acton Turville

By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):

Yate and District Heritage Centre and Forces War Records