Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (10 November 2021)

Date of Auction: 10th November 2021

Sold for £600

Estimate: £120 - £160

Three: Private A. F. Hobbs, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, who was killed in action at the Battle of Festubert on 16 May 1915

1914 Star, with clasp (7938 Pte. A . F. Hobbs. 2/Oxf: & Bucks: L.I.); British War and Victory Medals (7938 Pte. A. F. Hobbs. Oxf. & Bucks. L.I.) good very fine (3) £120-£160


Arthur Frank Hobbs was born at Crockerton, Wiltshire, and attested for the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry at New Cross. He served with the 2nd Battalion during the Great War on the Western Front from 14 August 1914, and was killed in action in the Battle of Festubert on 16 May 1915. He has no known grave and is commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, France.