Regiment: 6th Bn. Attd.4th Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment - Mentioned in Despatches
Other Memorial: Moeuvres Communal Cemetery Extension [Google]
PDF Download: HOBSON Owen Ellis
Born in Bedford to James Walter Hobson, a timber merchant, and Rosamond (nee Ellis), Owen was educated at Uppingham School before leaving to work with his father.
At the outbreak of the war he joined the Bedfordshire Yeomanry, and in 1915 was made a Second Lieutenant in the Bedfordshire Regiment, seeing action on the Western Front. Wounded in November 1916, he came home, and then returned to the front in the new year.
Two months later he was injured again, and once more came home, before being appointed Musketry Officer and returning to the action. Subsequently he became a training officer for the American forces in May 1918. He was killed in action at Moeuvres, and was mentioned in despatches by Field Marshall Sir Douglas Hague “for gallant and distinguished service in the field". He is buried at the Moeuvres Communal Cemetery Extension in France.
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