Other names: Samuel Sidney
Locations in this story: Houghton, Docking, NorfolkFrance & FlandersLe Quesnoy Communal Cemetery Extension, FranceIwerne 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.