Edgar R. Mobbs, DSO.
Between junction of Kettering Road & Wellingborough Road
OS Grid Ref.: SP 76095 60840
The Market Place
OS Grid Ref.: Undefined
Three-stepped base surmounted by a tapering pillar on which stands a robed female figure representing the Goddess of Fame, holding a wreath in her left hand & a staff in her right hand. On face of pillar is a bust of Lt. Col. Mobbs with a wreath behind his head. To the left, a relief panel depicts a Rugby match & to the right, a battlefield scene.
IN MEMORY OF/ EDGAR R MOBBS/ DSO/ (...)/ ERECTED BY SUBSCRIPTIONS/ OF ADMIRERS THE WORLD OVER/ TO THE MEMORY OF A/ GREAT AND GALLANT/ SOLDIER SPORTSMAN/ WHEN THE GREAT WAR BROKE OUT/ HE FOUNDED/ "MOBBS COMPANY"/ JOINED AS A PRIVATE AND ROSE/ TO COMMAND THE BATTALION/ TO WHICH IT BELONGED HE DID HIS DUTY/ EVEN UNTO DEATH
Names on memorial
Mobbs, Edgar R.
First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 1
Served and returned: 0
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname,rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,additional,decorations
Order of information: Undefined
Materials: Stone - Portland
Date: July 1921
Attended by: LORD LILFORD
Date: July 1921
Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: Unknown or N/A
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Details: Unknown or N/A
Memorial received by the Mayor on behalf of the Borough at the unveiling.
MOBBS IS ALSO COMMEMORATED BY AN ANNUAL RUGBY MATCH, THE MOBBS MEMORIAL MATCH, WHICH HAS BEEN PLAYED BETWEEN THE EAST MIDLANDS AND THE BARBARIANS (BINGLEY) EVERY YEAR SINCE 1921. The last game was played in 2011. BEFORE THE MATCH THERE IS A SHORT CEREMONY AND A WREATH IN ONE OF THE TEAMS' COLOURS IS LAID AT another memorial to him (a cenotaph type structure) at Franklin's gardens which is at the north end of the Barbarians Pitch. The match has continued since 2012, but now the British Army play Bedford Blues or Northampton Saints in alternate years.
Our Blog http://ukniwm.wordpress.com/2008/08/09/olympians-at-war/
AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN: BRITISH FIRST WORLD WAR MEMORIALS by BOORMAN, DEREK 11 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:SESSIONS 1988 YORK
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D A Reid: 'Northampton Football Club The Saints 1880-1948' pp.7-8
Other website http://1914-1918. invasionzone.com
Other website http://tinyurl.com/5v2khsl
Carter Postcard Collection
This England Magazine Summer 2014 pages 40 to 41
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