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Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Harry Hubbard

Died 12th April 1916, aged 32
Poperinge, Belgium

Before the war

Henry Hubbard, known as Harry, was born in Ruddington, Nottinghamshire in 1884. He married Ada Lewis from Bethnal Green, on 4th December 1905 and the couple are recorded as living in Quorn on the 1911 census, at what is now 13 Farnham Street (previously no 9). Harry had various occupations; he was a valet at the time of his marriage and worked as a cow man on a local farm when he was in Quorn. At some point he also worked in a grocery warehouse.

Harry and Ada’s first son, Cyril Stanley Hubbard, was born in 1910 in Quorn, but not long after this, the family moved back to Bethnal Green, probably so that Ada was near her family, whilst Harry was away fighting. In June 1912, their second son, Leonard William was born.

Remembering Harry
Harry was still remembered in the village even after the family left, and in May 1916 his death was reported in Quorn Parish Magazine:
“Harry Hubbard who had previously lived in Quorn, was shot on April 11th and died the following day. He leaves a wife and two children. The sympathy of all friends is offered to the mourners”

Harry’s boys were aged just 6 years and 3 years when their father died.

In his informal will, at the back of his Army paybook, Harry left everything to his “wife Ada 25 Elwin St, Barnett Grove, Bethnal Green”.

Because Harry died in a casualty clearing station near the village of Lijssenthoek, he was buried in the nearby Lijssenthoek Cemetery, which is the second largest Commonwealth cemetery in Belgium.

1) A modern photograph of Harry and Ada’s home, 13 Farnham Street.
2) Sue Templeman paying respects at Harry’s grave in Lijssenthoek Cemetery.
3) Harry’s will, written in the back of his army paybook.

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Please email us at: team2020@quornmuseum.com
 Submitted on: 2020-01-13
 Submitted by: Sue Templeman
 Artefact ID: 2306
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