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War Memorials



GEORGE HUBBARD

Private S/10697

2nd Battalion The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)


who died on 14 February 1915    Age 21


The Faversham and North East Kent News reported on 6th March 1915


BOUGHTON MAN KILLED IN ACTION


Private George Hubbard of The Buffs, was a son of Mr Harry Hubbard, of Oversland, Boughton.   

He was 21 years of age.   The news of his death came through a comrade, Corporal Alfred Tong, also of Oversland, who, it appears, was standing near him when he fell.  Corporal Tong first sent a brief message by postcard, subsequently confirming the sad news by letter.   


Private Hubbard joined The Buffs shortly after the outbreak of war.   He had only been at the Front some five or six weeks.

Sources:

National Archives in association with Ancestry.com.  1911 England census database.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission website: CWGC.org

Faversham and North Kent News

Photos - Owen

Menin Gate

Private Hubbard was the son of Harry and Emma H. Hubbard, of Oversland, South Street, near Boughton. He was born in Chartham Hatch in 1893 and in the 1911 census was working as a farm labourer, as was his father.


He joined the Buffs in Canterbury on 6 August 1914 and was posted to the BEF in January 1915. He was killed in action near Ypres on 14 February 1915.


Private Hubbard is remembered with honour at the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres. His name appears among those listed between panels 12 and 14.


He is also remembered with honour at the War Memorial at St. Barnabas Church, Boughton.


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