Oliver John HOBBY

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Oliver John HOBBY. Died 26 March 1966 aged 70. Son of Henry and Martha Kate, husband of Elsie nee Summers who he married on 9 April 1914 at St Mary’s Church, Thornbury, Gloucestershire. In 1901 he resided with his parents at No1 Alms Houses, Lower Stone, Gloucestershire.
At rest in St Helen’s Churchyard, Alveston, Gloucestershire.

He joined up on the 24 October 1916 aged 21 years and 336 Days, occupation, groom. Resided at North Nibley, near Dursley, Gloucestershire. He was posted to Horfield Barracks, Bristol as Private 2281 King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. On 12 July 1917 he was posted to France, the next day was transferred to the Somerset Light Infantry in the field then to 15th Hampshire Regiment on 3 August 1917. On 22 November 1918 he was admitted to No 7 Canadian General Hospital, Etaples suffering from influenza. Wounded in action 7 November 1918 treated at 2/3rd Midland Field Ambulance, transferred same day to 46 Casualty Clearing Station. Admitted on 9 November 1918 into No 7 Canadian General Hospital, Etaples. From there on 12 November 1918 to No 6 Convalescence Depot, Etaples. 14 November 1918 to No.5 Convalescence Depot, Cayeux. At some stage he was discharged fit for war service. He was transferred to Class Z, Army Reserve on demobilisation 11 February 1919 to his home at 5 Gravesend, near Thornbury, Gloucestershire.

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