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Stobbs, J.Y., A/Smn., 1918
Colin Boyd has provided the following:John Yeoman Stobbs was born on 3rd April 1889. He was working as a shipyard labourer living with his father, John at 3, Upper Elsdon Street, North Shields when he enlisted in the Royal Naval Division on 29th December 1914.

He joined the Hood Battalion on 18th July 1915 and was hospitalised with Jaundice on 29th October 1915. After rejoining the Hood Battalion on 24th February 1916 he was invalided to the UK on 29th March 1916 suffering from severe dental problems. John was demobilised to Government Work on 2nd September 1916 at R. W. Hawthorn Leslie & Co. Ltd., Hebburn Shipyard subject to recall if required.

John died on 6th December 1918 at 36, Blyth Street, Tynemouth from the combined effects of Influenza and Pneumonia. He must have married as the informants of his death included his father-in-law, Mr. J. J. Abbott and his wife must have pre-deceased him as his three year old son was left an orphan.

John was not entitled to a Commonwealth War Grave because "Those who died after discharge to civilian employment do not qualify for CWG status."

If you know more about this person, please send the details to janet@newmp.org.uk