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18 August 1917 : Sgt Frederick John Hobson VC

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Frederick was born 23 September 1873 in Norwood, London the son of John Hobson (a stone mason) and Sarah Hobson (nee Wallace) then living at 14 Wood St, Pancras.  With the death of his father and mother when still young, leaving only one surviving sister, Frederick joined the British Army and served during the Boer War. After a few years back in E…



The Annual General Meeting Address delivered by Mr John Terraine at the AGM on 31 January 1987

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[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 : 439764 Cpl Alex Robert Colman, C Coy 52nd Bn CEF

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Alex then moved to Canada, where he gained employment as a stenographer and enlisted into the Canadian Army at Port Arthur, Ontario on 13 September 1915. Trained at Port Arthur and Gresley Park, he was sent to the UK on 23 November 1915, prior to service in France and Flanders from 21 February 1916. A veteran of the action at Mt Sorrel and the Som…