|1. Memorial:||Achiet-Le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension||I. Q. 27.|
|2. Book:||The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918||Pg.125|
Awards & Titles:
Family :Son of Alfred and Elizabeth Hobbs, of Ealing; husband of Sophie E. Hobbs, of Iona, 18, Clovelly Rd., Ealing, London.
- The First World War 1914-1918, World-wide.
|Unit / Ship / Est.: 16th Battalion London Regiment (Queen's Westminster Rifles)|
1/16th (County of London) Battalion (Queen's Westminster Rifles) August 1914 : at 58 Buckingham Gate. Part of 4th London Brigade, 2nd London Division. Moved on mobilisation to Hemel Hempstead area. 3 November 1914 : left the Division and landed at Le Havre. 12 November 1914 : came under command of 18th Brigade in 6th Division. 10 February 1916 : transferred to 169th Brigade in 56th (London) Division.
|Action : The Cambrai Operations and associated actions|
20 November - 30 December 1917. As the Battle of Third Ypres closed down the opportunity presented itself for a short but rapid attack on the German positions near Cambrai. Drawing on the considerable lessons learnt at Ypres the battle plan concentrated on better ground the combined resources of infantry, artillery, tanks and air support in what was in part a blueprint for the combined operations that are now a normal part of military thinking and planning. It was at first spectacularly successful but again the German ability to reorganise and counter attack was demonstrated to such an extent that by the end of the battle virtually all gains were lost. British casualties were about 45,000.
|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||Sanitarian No. 3458 E.C.||London|
3rd December 1910
4th February 1910
4th March 1910
The project globally acknowledges the following as sources of information for research across the whole database:
- The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- The (UK) National Archives
- Ancestry.co.uk - Genealogy, Family Trees & Family History online
- ugle.org.uk - The records of the United Grand Lodge of England including the Library and Museum of Freemasonry
- Founder Researchers : Paul Masters & Mike McCarthy
- Researcher : Bruce Littley