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Soldier – Hoburn, Gilbert – Died after Spine Injury

May 1917

Mexborough and Swinton Times May 19 1917

Private Gilbert Hoburn
(York and Lancs)

from Low Valley, was severely wounded in the spine on May 3 and died on the fifth.

Private Hoburn enlisted in the early stage of the war, and has seen service in Egypt and France.

He leaves a widow and five children

From C.W.G.C.:

Rank: Private
Service No: 13/1157
Date of Death: 05/05/1917
Regiment/Service: York and Lancaster Regiment 13th Bn.

Grave Reference:XVIII. J. 18.
Additional Information:
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Isaiah Hoburn; husband of Mary H. Hoburn, of 4, Millmoor Terrace, Low Valley, Wombwell, nr. Barnsley, Yorks. Native of Darfield, Yorks

For more information on this casualty see Darfield Remembers, an excellent publication by the Darfield Historical Society