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VC858   Frederick Hobson

Name   Frederick Hobson   No.   57113   POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   858   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Canadian Expeditionary Force, 20th Battalion, 1st Central Ontario Regiment



Rank VC Won   Sergeant

Rank End Of Career   Sergeant

Place Of Birth   Norwood, London, England

Place Of Death   Near Lens, France

Buried/Location Ashes   Location unknown, Pas de Calais, France


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   17 October 1917

VC Presented   8 May 1918 by the Governor-General of Canada, Duke of Devonshire at the Legislature, Toronto, Canada to his sister, Florence Brown


P  Named on Vimy Memorial to the Missing (inner side wall), 8 miles north of Arras, Pas de Calais, France

P  Named on War Memorial, Queens Square, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada

P  Heritage Foundation plaque at Valour Square, Cambridge Armoury (formerly Galt), Cambridge, Ontario, Canada

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Plaque, British High Commission, Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Branch of the Legion named after him, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada

Frederick Hobson VC Drive, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada

P  Hobson Street, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada

By The Way…

He joined the Army at 14 as a Drummer Boy and served in the Boer War, discharged after 15 years service, he emigrated to Canada

VC Held By

Canadian War Museum, 1 Vimy Place, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada



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VC 857
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The First World War

BORN   23 September 1873

DIED   18 August 1917   AGE   43

VC Won   15 August 1917   AGE   43

Place VC Won   N.W. Of Lens, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1917