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  • This photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian. Courtesy of Robert Illett
Person Details
Heeley, Yorkshire
Thomas Stubbings married Margaret Taylor in 1892 at Ecclesall, Sheffield. They had only one child who was named Arthur when he was born in 1894 at Heeley in Yorkshire. By the time Arthur was seven, the family of three were living at the High Street Eckington where Thomas was working as a brickyard engine driver. Ten years later, they had moved to Broad Lane, Whitwell, Derbys. Thomas was now employed by the County Council as a steam roller driver and Arthur was working as a gardener on the Welbeck estate. Five years later he enlisted in the army at Worksop.
04 Nov 1918
25
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Gunner
Royal Field Artillery
Arthur served with the 310th Brigade of the Royal Field Artillery Gunner Arthur Stubbings Worksop Guardian 29 November 1918 Great sympathy is expressed with Mr and Mrs Thos. Stubbins, Broad Lane, Whitwell, on the great bereavement which has come upon them by the death of their son, Gunner Arthur Stubbings, R.F.A., which took place from wounds received on Nov 4th. He was the only child and was a lad to be proud of. He enlisted in March 1916, prior to which time, he had been employed with his father under the Derbyshire County Council. By curios coincidence, the last letter home was received on the day that he died. He was 25 years of age, and mother and father never mourned for a better or dutiful son. Gunner Arthur Stubbins Worksop Guardian 6 December 1918 With reference to the death from wounds of Gunner Arthur Stubbins, Broad Lane, Whitwell, a letter has been received from one of the late soldier’s comrades. Gunner M Wilson, giving some particulars of his death. “On the morning of Nov 4th,” he says, “after firing a barrage for the infantry, we were about to advance. Some hostile shelling took place, during which your son received injuries in the head and leg, from which we were informed a few days later, he did not recover. This came as a shock to both myself and his friends, as we were quite confident that he would pull through. His loss is greatly mourned amongst those who knew him as he was a great favourite in this sub-section. I sympathise most deeply with you, and if I can be any service to you, don’t hesitate to avail yourself of my services.
CWG additional information:- Son of Mr. T. Stubbings, of Broad Lane, Whitwell, Mansfield. Buried in the Awoingt British Cemetery, France.
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  • This photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian. Courtesy of Robert Illett
    Arthur Stubbings - This photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian. Courtesy of Robert Illett
  • Photo of Awoingt British Cemetery where Arthur Stubbings is buried in grave reference III. C. 13. Courtesy of the CWGC
    Arthur Stubbings - Photo of Awoingt British Cemetery where Arthur Stubbings is buried in grave reference III. C. 13. Courtesy of the CWGC