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Comrades of the Great War Certificate of Alfred Edward Hobbs

Comrades of the Great War Certificate of Alfred Edward Hobbs /media/flashcomm?action=mediaview&context=normal&id=763

The Comrades of the Great War was formed in 1917 as a non-political association to represent the rights of ex-service men and women who had served or had been discharged from service during The Great War 1914-1918. Comrades of the Great War was one of the original four ex-service associations that amalgamated on Sunday 15 May 1921 to form The British Legion.
This certificate was issued for Alfred Edward Hobbs of Pilton. He had served in the 1st/6th Devonshire Regiment. Based in Barnstaple, the 6th Devons specifically recruited men from North Devon. We are not aware of exactly where Alfred served, although we have a photograph of him in Deolali, India in 1915 which is being posted elsewhere on this archive.
The 1st/6th embarked for India in October 1914 and were stationed near Lahore. At the end of 1915 they were sent to Mesopotamia and arrived in Basra (now in Iraq) in January 1916. More about the exploits of the Devonshires in Mesopotamia can be read in the following item in the archive:
Many thanks to Gary Rennles who sent The Pilton Story this photograph.
For a photograph of Alfred Hobbs in India in 1915, follow this link:

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