Names on Iwerne Minster War Memorial 1

Samuel Sidney Hubbard

Surname: Hubbard
Other names: Samuel Sidney
Other people in this story:
Thomas Hubbard
Georgina Hubbard née Coaston
Asker Edgar Hubbard
Locations in this story:
Houghton, Docking, Norfolk
France & Flanders
Le Quesnoy Communal Cemetery Extension, France
Iwerne Minster, Dorset

Story:
Samuel Sidney Hubbard (normally referred to as Sidney for all purposes) was born in 1891 in Houghton, Docking, Norfolk. He was the son of Thomas Hubbard, a gamekeeper, and Georgina Hubbard (née Coaston). His siblings included Asker Edgar Hubbard, born in 1896 who was also killed in the war. His family moved from Norfolk and, at the time of the 1911 Census, Sidney was single and living at Iwerne Minster, Shaftesbury, Dorset. He enlisted in the Royal Army Service Corps (Service No. M2/032367) and served with the 42nd Motor Transport Company. At the time of his death he held the rank of Corporal. He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals. He died of pneumonia on 20th November 1918 and was buried at Le Quesnoy Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France (grave id. I.C.12). He is remembered on the Iwerne Minster War Memorial as "Sergeant Samuel Sidney Hubbard", although all official records show the rank of Corporal.

Images:
  • Iwerne Minster War Memorial 2
  • Iwerne Minister War Memorial 4
  • Iwerne Minster War Memorial 03
  • Iwerne Minster War Memorial 02

Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives