Pte James Bubb ex 1st Batt KIA 3rd Batt 1915

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Pte James Bubb ex 1st Batt KIA 3rd Batt 1915

Postby docchippy » Mon Oct 19, 2009 9:18 pm

See other post but - I am researching 9529 James Bubb. KIA March 15, but crossed to France Dec 18. Ex 1st(?)batt in SA and into special reserve and recall in Sept 14. Doe anyone have any ore basic information eg. was he in 1st batt, regt no in SA? SA medal entitlement or when to the Special reserve?
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Postby scully » Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:26 pm

Hi Doc,

James Bubb (9529) was mobilized on the 7th September 1914 at Redditch. He was 35 years and 11 months old at the time. He joined the 5th Battalion and later on the 17th December 1914 he was transferred to the 3rd Battalion, arriving in France on the 18th December. The war diary shows that the draft of men finally arrived at the 3rd Battlion location at Kemmel on the 13th January 1915.

He was officially reported missing on the 12th March 1915 during the attack on Spanbroek Molen at 4.10 p.m that afternoon, the attack was a failure and losses were over 300 men. The attack was a joint attack with the Wiltshire Regiment. He was later assumed to have been killed on that day.


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Postby allanp » Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:19 pm

Hi Doc

I have found a reference in the Worcester Herald 10th April 1915 edition of:- 9829 Pte J. Bubb Missing. I have also found a reference in the 9th December 1916 edition to a:- 23519 Pte A. Bubb – Birmingham - Wounded. Could they be brothers?

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Thanks again

Postby docchippy » Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:07 pm

Much obliged gents. something else to follow of course if the papers contained a picture? (Mrs Bubb was notified of official death 20 July 16.)
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