John Beech Posted 13 October , 2013 Share Posted 13 October , 2013 Hi I am looking for information on the above officer. He entered France with the original draft of the 1st Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers in August 1914, attached from 3rd Battalion, and was wounded in the trenches at Herlies on 20th October 1914. According to a previous post and the excellent book 'The Devil's Carnival' he is listed as Lieutenant B G C Hobbs, but his MIC lists him as Lieutenant B G Cresswell Hobbs (Cresswell-Hobbs?), suggesting an hyphenated surname??? I believe his full name to be Bertram George Cresswell Hobbs. The London Gazette has a Captain Bertram G C Hobbs Northumberland Fusiliers seconded for service on the recruiting staff as of 2nd October 1915 (Gazette 1st October 1915) I assume this is the same man?? The London Gazette of 20th October 1939 shows him appointed to be a Captain in the Royal Army Ordnance Corps as of 21st April 1939 and listed as late Major Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. The Army List of quarter two 1943 shows Captain B G C Hobbs attached to Royal Army Ordnance Corps 15th June 1940 (Temp Maj. 11th March 1941) and (Local Lt. Col 11th March 1941). He is still listed into 1944. What I would like to know is what happened to him after his wounding? Did he return to the 3rd Battalion before becoming a recruiter and did he see any further front line service during the war? Thank you in anticipation John Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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