1914 Star with dated clasp, British War Medal, Victory Medal, Memorial Plaque in fitted frame/stand.
to – 1970 Pte. H. Hobday, R. War. R. (note initial wrongly “W” on Star).
Clasp now loose on (tatty) ribbon but confirmed.
Pte Harry Hobday, born in 1893, enlisted in 2nd Royal Warwicks in Stratford-on-Avon in 1912; had been living with his parents in Walton, Wellesbourne, Warwick.
He was the first war casualty of Walton and Wellesbourne Parishes.
Hobday was killed in action at Zonnebeke, Ypres salient, on 21st November 1914, aged 21. “Soldiers Effects” states 21st October but all other sources have 21st November.
Commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial and named (with another wrong date of death) on the family tombstone in St. James’s, Walton.
With some research, copy rolls and family details.
Medals GVF/NEF but plaque lovingly polished (to death) over years – name legible but very rubbed.