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18 August 1917 : Sgt Frederick John Hobson VC
He was the son of John Hobson (a stone mason) and Sarah Hobson (née Wallace - Dublin born) then living at 14 Wood St, Pancras. With the death of his father and mother when still young, leaving only one surviving sister, Fred joined the British Army and served with the Wiltshire Regiment during the Second Boer War (1899-1902). After a few years…
The Annual General Meeting Address delivered by Mr John Terraine at the AGM on 31 January 1987
[This article first appeared in Stand To ! 20 Summer 1987] pp 7 - 8 First let me say a word of reassurance: it's only a few weeks ago that a number of you will have received a longish burst from me at the National Army Museum on Founder's Day. Don't worry - this time I shan't keep you long. I only want to say two things, really, about ourse…
30 June 1917 : Cpl Alex Robert Colman
Son of Robert (a coffee shop proprietor) and Annie. Alex moved to Montgomery County, Indiana, USA in 1912 Alex then moved to Canada, where he gained employment as a stenographer. He enlisted into the Canadian Army at Port Arthur, Ontario on 13 September 1915. He trained at Port Arthur and Gresley Park and was then sent to the UK on 23 Novem…