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.