William Henry Cobb MC, East Surrey

1881 Jan/Mar. Born Kingston, Surrey. He is aged 39 on ADRIC roll, and this is the more likely of the two William Henry in London. He is born Kingston Surrey

1881 census at 3, Haydens Rd, Woodbine Terrace, Wimbledon

1891 census at 1, Pincot Road, Merton

1898 Apr 6 Attests to 1st Dragoons. He is a Barman. Service no 4083.

1898 Apr 22 Kicked by a horse

1899 Apr 5. Deserted.

1901 census - not in it.

1908 Oct/ 24 married in Kensington to Agnes Rebecca Horne

1911 census at 33 Wycliffe Road, Kingston, Surrey (2miles from Streatham Hill address 10 years later)

1915 Dec 11. Enlisted in East Surrey Regt. He was a decorator.

1917 Jun 27. The undermentioned cadets to be temp. 2nd Lts. (attd.). 27 June 1917 : E Surrey Reg, William Henry Cobb

1918 Sep 13. MC Gazetted. T./2nd Lt. William Henry Cobb, E. Surr. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as battalion transport officer. He stuck to his post, and continued under very heavy shell fire, though wounded, to keep up the supply of ammunition to the line. He got his transport away finally, and was himself the) last to leave

1918 Oct 18. E. Surr. R. Temp. 2nd Lt. W. H. Cobb relinquishes his commission on account of ill-health contracted on active service, and is granted the hon. rank of 2nd Lt.

1921 Jan 5. Joined ADRIC with service no 1438. Posted to N Coy . His wife's address is the one on the MIC

1921 Feb 15 . "Services dispensed with Unsuitable" Trim Looting . Unlike the rest, he did not return to ADRIC. It is difficult to know if this is a sign of guilty conscience, or whether he was cheesed off with the ADRIC

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