STUBBS, WILLIAM C
No. 1087 (crossed out 7012) - Stubbs W.
C. 7th Dragoon Guards.
William Charles Stubbs.
Tower Hamlets, Dover.
Age 19 years 4 months.
Enlisted May 1906, Dover.
Joined at Canterbury 7/5/06.
7 D. G. Attested and posted Pte - ??/ 5/06.
R. Reposted Pte 18/9/07.
Granted 1st G. C. Badge
Appointed L/Corp 13/1/10.
Promoted Cpl. 12/10/11.
Appointed L/Sgt 1/1/13.
Army Reserve B. Transferred L/Sgt. 1/5/13.
Posted Sgt. 21/8/14.
Killed in action 20/10/14.
Certificate of education 2nd
Next of kin
Wife 119, Albany Road, Gillingham, Kent.
Brother, elder, Alexander William Stubbs,
(Crossed out, 2, ----field Road, Gillingham, Kent.)
Sister, elder, Ethel Stubbs, 2, Shakespeare
Place, Castle Street, Dover.
Particulars as to marriage.
Gwendoline Mary Hargraves, Spinster,
Register Office, Andover. 30/11/12.
Alexander Charles, 2317/13. Maidstone.
Widow of soldier.
Mrs Spearing, 36, Lower Mall, Hammersmith,
W.6. (The rest of the page is crossed through no trace added)
63, Grecian Street,
Sir, I No. 1087, L/Sgt. W. Stubbs (late 4th
Dragoon Guards, now reserve), respectfully begs permission of my
Commanding Officer to be allowed to re-engage with the colours.
Hoping you will oblige with an early reply
and particulars as to refunding of money.
Your Obedient Servant.
(Date stamped 15(?) August 1913.
No. 1087 Sgt. Stubbs W. 4th
This NCO embarked with the regiment
15/8/14, as a Sergeant, was therefore promoted to the rank prior
63, Grecian Street,
The officer i/c Records Canterbury.
In reply to your letter of the 18th
inst. My reason for wishing to rejoin the colours is;-
That I am not able to get any employment,
except at my old trade, which is a Baker, although I am being
well paid, I prefer the life as a soldier.
My reason for leaving was that, at the time
my wife was in bad health and my service almost expired. I was
anxious about her, otherwise I should never have thought about
I am your obedient servant.
Date Stamped 21 August 1913.