Other names: William George
Locations in this story: Carlingcott, SomersetVictoria Street, Shaftesbury, DorsetFrance & FlandersIlkley, West YorkshireBradford, West YorkshireShipley, YorkshireBingley, Yorkshire
Story: William George Chubb was born at Carlingcott, Somerset, on 16th December 1892 and baptised at Holy Trinity Church, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 2nd April 1893, the son of John William Chubb and Annie Chubb (née Heal). He lived most of his early life at 6 Victoria Street, Shaftesbury, apart from his Military Service. He enlisted on 4th August 1908 with the 1st Volunteer Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 2471) on a Territorial basis attending annual camps until discharged to the reserve in 1912. He was embodied on 7th September 1914 and rejoined the 4th Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Sergeant (Service No. 200796). He served in France and Flanders from 18 Feb 1916 and was eventually discharged on 8th December 1919. He was awarded the Victory and British War medals as well as the Territorial Force War Medal. He married Lucy Bye at St. Peter's Church, Shipley, Yorkshire, on 22nd May 1920 and they went on to have one daughter. The 1921 Census shows him living with his parents-in-law at Cottingley Hall Lodge, Near Bingley, Yorkshire, described as a Stuff and Woollen Warehouseman for A & S Henry & Co, Leeds Road, Bradford. By the 1939 Register he had moved to 17 Endor Crescent, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, working as a Poultryman. He died in the Bradford, West Yorkshire, Registry District in 1977.