King Edward’s School and the Great War

Memorial Roll of Honour 1914 - 1918


Hobson, Maurice William

Quartermaster Sergeant ▪ Worcestershire Yeomanry

Maurice William Hobson, born on 3rd April 1889, was admitted to King Edward’s School in January 1901. At the time of the 1911 Census, Maurice was living in the family home at 12, Grove Avenue, Moseley, with his two sisters, Bertha and Marion. He was then working as a commercial traveller marketing brass products.

At School, Maurice played for the 2nd XV, and despite his later appearance on the Moseley Ashfield Cricket Club Memorial, it seems that he did not play cricket at School.

In 1914, Maurice enlisted as a Sergeant in the Worcestershire Yeomanry. In 1915, he was promoted to Quartermaster Sergeant, and went with his men to Palestine. Maurice was killed on 23rd April 1916 in Ograntine, Palestine, and is commemorated on the Jerusalem Memorial, on both St Agnes’ Church Memorial and St Mary’s Church Memorial, Moseley, and on Moseley Ashfield Cricket Club Memorial. He left his estate of £115 to his father, George.