HOBSON, John William

KP/769 Leading Seaman R N V R. Also with Y & L. It was not unusual for Navy personnel to be drafted into Army front line activities.  b 1888 Hathersage, by 1891C living in Norton,  Sheffield and by 1901C in South Leverton, Notts, and he is listed as a tailor’s assistant on the 1911C living in Ulverston Road, Sheffield. His sister Nellie was born 1887 in Long Eaton, Notts, so the family moved about frequently and must have only been in Hathersage only a short time. The father Charles William was a coachman/groom and by 1901 seemed to be estranged from his wife Sarah and the family, who were living with their mother.