William Hobkirk

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: April 1916
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 141864
  • Rank: Gunner
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery
  • Unit/Ship: 41st Brigade, 16th Battery
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 21
  • Date of Death: 25.07.1918
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Bienvillers Military Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: XVIII.D.2.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Alexandria, Dumbarton
  • Address: 51 Dura St, Dundee
  • Occupation: Dundee Waterproof Co, Lochee Rd, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Jane W. Hobkirk

  • Father:

    William Hobkirk, 7 Balmore St, Dundee

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  • Children:

More about William Hobkirk

William Hobkirk   141864   Royal Field Artillery

Gnr. Wm. Hobkirk, R.F.A., son of Mr and Mrs Hobkirk, 51 Dura St., killed.  Gnr. Hobkirk joined the Army in April, 1916, and went to France in November of the same year.  He was previously employed by the Dundee Waterproof Co., Lochee Rd.

Dundee People’s Journal 10th August 1918

William is believed to be the brother of Sapper Robert Hobkirk, WR/251242, 38th Miscellaneous Trades Company, Royal Engineers.

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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