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John Kenneth Hobson

In memory of:

Pilot Officer John Kenneth Hobson

August 10, 1942

Dalhousie Mountain, Pictou, Nova Scotia

Military Service


Service Number:

J/11647

Age:

21

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Additional Information


Son of Harry and Annie Hobson, of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

A dedication service took place at 2:00 p.m. on 10 August 2008, the 66th anniversary of the crash of Hudson bomber, BW 401 which took the lives of four Canadians, Sergeant Howard J. 'Jim' Vincent, Pilot Officer John Kenneth 'Jack' Hobson, Pilot Officer Paul Amos Rogers and Sergeant Arnold William Cooke and Sergeant Arnold William Cooke and Pilot Officer John Bursill from Campbelltown, New South Wales.

The church service which was held at Durham Presbyterian Church followed by family of the crew and other dignataries being transported to the memorial site where a military-style ceremony took place. There was an unveiling and consecration of the Memorial Stone and Plaque.

Commemorated on Page 82 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

SASKATOON (WOODLAWN) CEMETERY
Saskatchewan, Canada

Grave Reference:

Block 88. Lot 19. Grave 10956.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of John Hobson
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix. Submitted for the project, Operation: picture Me

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