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3100: Ernest Hobson, Prisoner of War

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posted on 2024-01-16, 17:20 authored by Lest We Forget Project Team

Ernest Hobson joined the 2/5 West Yorkshire Regiment. He was taken a POW after being captured in a pill box. He was at Lager Giessen from 27.3.1918 until the end of the war. He was well treated in the camp and sometimes the prisoners had more to eat than the guards due to the Red Cross parcels.

History

Name of contributor(s)

Arthur Hobson (Ernest's son)

Subject of the story/individual the object(s) relate to

Ernest Hobson

Date(s) the event(s) in the story took place

WW1

Location(s) where the event(s) in the story took place

Lager Giessen

Object(s)

Photos of Ernest, postcards of POW camp

Community Collection Day

City Hall, Bradford (02/02/19)

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