Lieutenant Arthur John Hobbs, Age 21, No.295853, D Company, Platoon Commander

Lieutenant Arthur Hobbs (P. Reinders)
Lieutenant Arthur Hobbs (P. Reinders)

Blerick/Maas river

Arthur John Hobbs,  was  born in Aldershot on 06-08-1923, son of Thomas and Annie Louisa Hobbs.

 

Lieutenant Hobbs  went missing on 05-02-1945, during the crossing on the Maas river from Blerick to Venlo for a 24hrs stay in Venlo together with Lance-Corporal R.J. Hollands. Both men didn't returned, Corporal Hollands body was later found to be buried at Grubbenvorst, Lieutenant Hobbs is missing since.

2019 Blerick-Venlo crossing area
2019 Blerick-Venlo crossing area

Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Nijmegen, Grave 16.F.8
Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Nijmegen, Grave 16.F.8

Case

Case forwarded in January 2007.

Used sources:

 

War Dairy

National Archives,Kew

 

 

 

Persons:

Mrs H. Haversham

Mr D. Hobbs


Outcome

Case out come: June 2009.

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