Hobbs, Gerald Langley (1915-1942)
Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the Second World War, 1939-1945.
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Details: Gerald Langley Hobbs (1915-1942), born 16 March 1915, son of Langley Hobbs and Evelyn Maude Osborn Hobbs of 98 Madeley Road, Ealing, Middlesex. Married to Annette Yvonne Hobbs, of 98 Madeley Road, Ealing.
Attended Hamilton House School, Florence Road, Ealing.
Attended Sherborne School (Abbey House) September 1928-July 1933; 6th form; 1st XV rugby football team, 1932; 1st Class Gym.; Class Leader with Badge; Lance-Corporal in OTC; member of Duffers.
WW2, Captain, 50th Royal Tank Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps (R.A.C.). Died of wounds at El Alamein on 22 July 1942, aged 27.
El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt, IV. B. 8. Inscription on his headstone: ‘IN THE PEACE OF GOD WHICH PASSETH ALL UNDERSTANDING’ www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2094690/hobbs,-gerald...
Ealing War Memorial www.roll-of-honour.com/Middlesex/Ealing.html
Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance; Abbey House roll of honour.