Hughes Wilson Gobble was born 1 August 1915 to Emmett Bradley Gobble and Mary “Mollie” Ann Hughes. His older brother Lloyd B. Gobble served in the United States Army during World War I and his younger brother Quentin J. Gobble enlisted on the same day with Hughes in the United States Marine Corps. They were assigned together and Quentin attended his funeral service at Brookwood American Cemetery, London, England. Pvt Gobble died 23 September 1943
Buried at Monte Vista Burial Park, Johnson City, TN

The Knoxville Journal, September 26, 1943
Pvt Hughes W. Gobble of Johnson City, was one of three U.S. Marines drowned thursday at Londonderry, Northern Island, according to an Associated Press report yesterday. One of the threee, Sgt Fred I. Brevik, 29, of Watertown, S.D. lost his life in an effort to rescue his two comrades. The third man to lose his life was James McGowan of Lynn, Mass.
Private Gobble and McGowan were swept away in a stream during combat exercise and Sergeant Brevik plunged back into the stream after fording it and tried to save his comrades.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 1 August 1915
  • Date of death: 23 September 1943
  • County: Carter
  • Hometown: Johnson City
  • Service Branch: Marine Corps
  • Division/Assignment: Company A
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Monte Vista Cemetery, Johnson City, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VII, Middle Panel
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