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Name: Frank Harold Hobson
Military Cross (MC)
Country: England
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 70
Victories: 15
Born: 08 October 1894
Place of Birth: West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, England
Died: 1919
Place of Death: Nottinghamshire, England
 
 
The son of William Newton and Mary Ellen (Cooper) Hobson, Frank Harold Hobson served with the Royal Engineers before he transferred to the Royal Flying Corps. Posted to 70 Squadron, he scored fifteen victories flying the Sopwith Camel. He served as an instructor before he transferred to the Unemployed List in February 1919. He died in Nottinghamshire later that year.
 
Military Cross (MC)
T./2nd Lt. Frank Hobson, Gen. List and R.F.C.
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He has destroyed several enemy aeroplanes and driven others down out of control. On one occasion he descended to a height of 100 feet and attacked a party of the enemy with his machine gun, inflicting several casualties on them. He has shown splendid resource and determination on all occasions.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 24 Sep 1917 1815 70 Sopwith Camel (B2305) Albatros D.V (OOC) Houthoulst Forest
2 09 Oct 1917 1555 70 Sopwith Camel (B2389) Albatros D.V (DES) Lindeken
3 27 Oct 1917 1400 70 Sopwith Camel (B2389) Albatros D.V (OOC) 1 Roulers
4 23 Nov 1917 1350 70 Sopwith Camel (B2452) Albatros D.V (DES) Westroosebeke
5 19 Dec 1917 1235 70 Sopwith Camel (B5179) C (DES) Stadenburg
6 19 Dec 1917 1235 70 Sopwith Camel (B5179) C (DESF) Stadenburg
7 22 Dec 1917 1350 70 Sopwith Camel (B6251) Albatros D.V (DES) Westroosebeke
8 27 Dec 1917 1050 70 Sopwith Camel (B6251) C (DES) 2 Zarren
9 07 Jan 1918 70 Sopwith Camel C (OOC)  
10 19 Jan 1918 1100 70 Sopwith Camel (B6251) C (DESF) Warneton
11 29 Jan 1918 1410 70 Sopwith Camel (B2449) Albatros D.V (OOC) W of Staden
12 22 Mar 1918 1530 70 Sopwith Camel (C8217) Albatros D.V (OOC) NW of Cambrai
13 22 Mar 1918 1550 70 Sopwith Camel (C8217) Albatros C (DESF) Sailly
14 23 Mar 1918 1310 70 Sopwith Camel (C8217) Albatros D.V (DES) Morchies
15 25 Mar 1918 1645 70 Sopwith Camel (C8217) Albatros D.V (DES) N of Bapaume-Cambrai Road

1 Shared with Maj M H B Nethersole (B2449), Capt F H Lawrence (B2423), 2Lt Edward Booth, Lt Goode (B2361), 2Lt C W Primeau (B2349)
2 Shared with 2Lt Frank Quigley, Lt Kenneth Seth-Smith
 
Books
Franks, Norman. Sopwith Camel Aces of World War 1. Oxford: Osprey Publishing Ltd., 2003
Shores, Christopher, Norman Franks and Russell Guest. Above the Trenches: A Complete Record of the Fighter Aces and Units of the British Empire Air Forces 1915-1920. London: Grub Street, 1991
 
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