Captain W. A. Hobbs, Quartermaster
From G. K. Rose, The Story of the 2/4th Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry.
“W. A. Hobbs, well known as Mayor of Henley, was Quartermaster.”
“After reaching Neuvillette, a pretty village four miles north by west of Doullens, a ten days rest was made. Boots had become over worn in consequence of the march, and great efforts were now made bv Hobbs to procure mending leather; unfortunately the motor car seemed to have forgotten its poor relation, the boot, and no leather was forthcoming.”
“The Battalion was in its billets at Longuevillette by 6 o’clock, but
blankets arrived so late that it was midnight before Hobbs could issue them.”
“To Hobbs also, our worthy quartermaster, it was necessary to bid a reluctant farewell.”