Stubbins, Richard J

Poppy on a wooden cross

Age: 23
Date of birth: 1895 (Q1)

Parents: William and Sarah Stubbins
Wife: Single
Address: 62 Market Place

Occupation: Assistant cleaner

Richard was born in Walthamstow, Essex. His father was William and his mother Sarah. They were both born in London.

At the time of the 1901 census, Richard was living with his parents and four surviving siblings: William (19), Sarah (16), Nellie (10) and Thomas (3) at 65 Coventry Street, Bethnal Green, London.

The 1911 census tells us there had been 9 children of which 5 survived. The family were still living at Coventry Street but now only the youngest two children were at home. Richard’s father was a Glassblower and Richard, now aged 16, was working at a hospital as an assistant cleaner.

It is possible that the Henry Stubbins, chemist, listed in the Spennell’s Trade Directory for 1914 as living at 62 Market Place (Mellor’s the Chemist) was Richard’s uncle, which would provide the Warwick connection

Military Service

Rank & Number: Driver, 671050
Regiment/Service: 1st/1st Hampshire Battery, Royal Horse Artillery
Date of death: Sunday, October 6, 1918
Cause of death/Battle: Died shortly after discharge
Commemorated/Buried: Damascus Commonwealth War Cemetery, Syria
Awards: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Commemorated locally at:


  • Unlocking Warwick Research Group

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