World War 1
Search the known records to date of those lost from the wider Alnwick area in World War 1
Generally showing where they are commemorated, when they died and some basic facts about each person. There are gaps, however, so if you can fill in any missing details do please contact us.
William Henry Hobson
Manchester Regiment, 1/8th (Ardwick) Battalion Territorial Force
Etaples Military Cemetery
Enlisted at Morpeth, Northumberland.
Died of wounds received.
Born at Annfield Plain, County Durham.
Resident of Jarrow, County Durham. In 1911, Hobson had been living at 9, Kensington Gardens, Monkseaton, Northumberland, as a 16 years-old boarder without occupation in the home of Lilian Norton, a Professional Vovalist.
Brother of Mrs. B. H. Costelloe, of Caistron, Rothbury, Northumberland.
Probate was granted to Annie Field, another sister of Hobson, at Newcastle upon Tyne, on 5 February 1919, for an estate valued at Â£2,201-17s.
Thropton, Village Hall (Source: newmp.org.uk)