Poppy-2Between 1914 and 1918 Hoby village, which had 175 residents in 1914, sent sixty seven men of to serve in the First World War; thirteen of them died in the service of this Country. Over the next four years a series of events will be held in Hoby to commemorate those who died and those who fought in the First World War and to acknowledge the contribution Hoby made to the war effort.

Under  the FIRST WORLD WAR section (above) are links that enable you to see the research and facts that supports these events.

Further information will be added as we moved through the centenary commemorations.

Vic Allsop, Chairman of the Hoby and District Local History Society who are staging the events and researching the background said: “As a small rural community, we can appreciate the impact losing thirteen residents to war would have made to Hoby. We felt it was fitting to create a lasting memorial to those brave soldiers and to bring to life some of the circumstances for today’s younger generations.”

Should anyone have any information regarding anything pertinent to Hoby or its people during the First World War, please email Diane Horsfield at info@hobyanddistricthistory.co.uk

Funding for Hoby’s First World War centenary commemorations has been provided by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Hoby with Rotherby Parish Council, The Hoby Recreation Trust, The Hoby Sunday School Charities, Hoby DCC and The Upper Wreake Methodist Church. We are most grateful to them for their generous support