Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry (The 2/4th Battalion)

Research and Resources around the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry during WWI

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.”

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