The Hobbs Brothers

Here is further information about the brothers shown in the photograph. There are links to each brother from the table below. The brothers are listed in alphabetical order


Date of Birth




Charles Frederick 23 August 1891 HMS Navy - Bookeeper London/Essex 15 Oct 1982
Clement Douglas 13 August 1894 Collier Hill Top Thurgoland 8 November 1975
Edgar Augustus 1887 Merchant Seaman London 11 December 1947
James Thomas ("Tom") 16 Jan 1885 Bus Driver New Cross London 22 November 1977
Norman Harold 10 June 1893 Merchant Seaman Treforest Glamorgan 16 March 1979
Reginald Henry 10 June 1895 Insurance Agent Porthcawl SouthWales 31 July 1978
William John ("Will") 12 Sept 1889 Loco Driver - London Docks Barking Essex 1963

There was also another brother Samuel. He died in March 1898 aged three and a half years old and is buried in the first Chapel Ground St Pancras Cemetery, Finchley, London

The above photograph is one of my favourites. It shows the seven Hobbs brothers together with their mother Elizabeth. To her left is my grandmother Rose and kneeling is my 14 year old Dad. 

The brothers also had four sisters Lily, Maud Grace and Winifred

Featured below is the first page of a letter Charles sent to his sister in law Rose and his nephew Len informing them that his brother and Len's father Norman had died at the age of 85

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