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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, France.
Courtesy Murray Biddle
Person Details
Whitwell, Derbyshire
In 1874 in Worksop, Joseph Stubbins married Martha Heppenstall. They lived in Portland street and had five daughters born to them before moving to Whitwell, Derbyshire around 1885. The family lived at Fox Terrace and Joseph earned his living by working in a brewery. It seems rather strange, but as Joseph and Martha had produced 5 females in Worksop, they had 6 males born to them whilst living in Whitwell. The last child born of this family of 11 was George Harold Stubbins in 1898. It was after this event, that the family home was moved back to Worksop around 1900, taking residence at 46 Kilton Road where George worked at Manton Pit before enlisting.
26 Jul 1917
19
68111 - CWGC Website
307663
Private
1/8th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Pte. J. H. Stubbins Worksop Guardian 17 August 1917 Another Worksop family to suffer bereavement in the loss of a son is Mr. and Mrs. J. Stubbins, of 46, Kilton Road, who have been notified of the death in action of their youngest boy in service, Pte, J. H. Stubbins , of the Sherwood Foresters. The deceased enlisted nearly three years ago, and before he was eighteen years of age. As a matter of fact he would only have been 20 if he had lived to next month. After nine month’s service in France he was invalided home for an internal complaint, and on recovery after an operation, he spent a few days at home. On Christmas day, he left again for the Front. The news first came in a letter from the Chaplain, who said deceased died from wounds on July 26th, and tendered his great sympathy with the parents. An official announcement has been since received. The poor lad was most seriously wounded, both legs being blown off, it is stated. Before joining up he worked at Manton Colliery. His mother heard from him last on 7th, August when he wrote quite cheerfully, and was apparently in good spirits. He was a well conducted lad of fine physique. One of his brothers Alfred has had three years service in the Lancashire Fusiliers. He was also a miner at Manton. He took part in the Dardanelles Expedition, in which he contracted frost bite of the feet. Since then he has seen much fighting in France, but has been gassed, and is now in England. Another brother, William, is a signaller in the R. G. A. His home is in Pinxton, and is married. A brother-in-law. Pte. Sargant, of Newcastle Avenue, is also in service in the Loyal North Lancs., and is in Egypt, and was for some time in East Africa, so all together the family have done their duty to the Country.
CWG additional information:- Son of Mrs. J. Stubbins, of 46, Kilton Rd., Worksop, Notts. Buried at the Philosophe British Cemetery Mazingarbe, France. Research by Colin Dannatt
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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, France.
Courtesy Murray Biddle
    George Harold Stubbins - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, France. Courtesy Murray Biddle