1918. The Christmas Echo: Honour Roll Number . LLSC.
CEF no. 124410
Hobbs Jr. was born in Bristol, Great Britain, on 15 September 1888. His family immigrated to Canada in the early 1900s. John was the oldest of seven children and alongside two of his brothers, they enlisted in the CEF. Before the war, Hobbs Jr. worked as a locomotive engineer for the Grand Trunk Railway. He was twenty-seven years old when he signed his attestation papers on 11 November 1915 in the 70th Canadian Infantry Battalion. Pte. Hobbs fought with the 58th Btn in France starting in June 1916. He was reported missing after action on 8 October 1916, and later presumed dead.
He is commemorated on page 103 of the First World War Book of Remembrance (Memorial Chamber, Peace Tower, Parliament Hill).
Commemorated on: Vimy Memorial, France.