Born: 15th January 1894, 97, Cavendish Street, Ipswich.

Died: 19th October 1914; age 20; Died of Wounds – No. 16 Field Ambulance. Served 6 years & 62 days.

Residence: West Hartlepool, Durham.

Occupation: a Telegraph Messenger;

Enlistment Details: With a permission letter from his father Thomas Hobin. Location: Sunderland, Tyne & Wear; Date: 19th August 1908; Age: 14 years & 7 months; Religion: Roman Catholic. Height: 5ft 2ins, fresh complexion, hazel eyes & brown hair. Mole right cheek.

Date of Entry Therein: 9th September 1914.


Rank: Private/Bandsman; Service Number: 9268

Regiment: York & Lancaster Regiment, 2nd Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star + Clasp.


Grave Reference:


Bois-Grenier Communal Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Thomas Henry & Ada E. Hobin, of 140, Cavendish Street, Ipswich.



1901   Bradford Moor Barracks, Bradford, Yorkshire.


Sydney was 7 years old and living with his parents & sisters.

Thomas Henry Hobin, 35, a Soldier – Lance Corporal in the Northumberland Fusiliers – a Musican – Slide Trombone, born Malta.

Ada Eliza Hobin (nee Gowen), 28, born London.

Ada Daisy Hobin, 8, born Sheffield, Yorkshire.

Kathleen Hobin, 5, born Ipswich.


1911   Dettingen Barracks, Blackdown, Frimley, Surrey.


Sydney was 17 years old, a Soldier ranked Private in the 2nd Battalion of the York & Lancaster Regiment.

Sidney played the Euphonium, he was a good musican with good music knowledge.

Attended St. Joseph’s Boys School, Ipswich – 1st October 1906 – 20th December 1907.

Mr Thomas Hobin applied for his late son’s Clasp, which was then sent on the 9th September 1920 to 140, Cavendish Street, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Ada E. Hobin – mother.


Will in favour of mother.


Sydney is also remembered on the war memorial at  Holy Trinity Church, Ipswich.

York & Lancaster Regiment, 2nd Battalion:

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