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Herbert Gubbins

Biography of Private Herbert Gubbins (28447)
7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment
Died 6 November 1918

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Herbert Gubbins

Date of birth:

Place of Birth:
Cottesbrooke, Northamptonshire

Date of Birth registration:
Jan – Mar 1898

Place of Birth Registration:
Brixworth, Northamptonshire, England



No marriage for Herbert has been found and because of his age we can assume that he never had the opportunity to marry.


Father’s Name:
Jesse Gubbins

Father’s DOB:

Father’s Place of Birth:
Brixworth, Northamptonshire, England

Father’s Occupation:
Shepherd labourer on farm.

Mother’s Name:
Elizabeth Duckett

Mother’s DOB:

Mothers POB:
Creaton, Northamptonshire, England

Mother’s Occupation:

Their Marriage:
1894 Brixworth, Northamptonshire

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)
Florence Gertrude Gubbins, 1895, Cottesbrooke
Herbert Gubbins, 1898, Cottesbrooke
George Gubbins , 1900, Cottesbrooke
Frank Gubbins, 1902, Cottesbrooke
Margaret Rose Gubbins, 1905, Cottesbrooke
Plus 1 more which name are unknown taken from the 1911 census

1901 Census:
Herbert is living with his parents in Cottesbrooke.

1911 Census:
Herbert is living with his parents in Cottesbrooke.

Relatives in services:

Newspaper Mentions:

Grantham Journal Saturday 14th December 1918.
The sad news has reached Aslackby that Private Ernest Plowright was killed on Nov 4th and Gnr. Herbert Gubbins on Nov 6th. Much sympathy is felt with their bereaved parents. Plowright was sleeping in a barn with his mates and he went outside at 11pm to attend to the horses. At that moment he was struck by a shell and fatally wounded. His elder brother, William has been missing for seven months and it is thought that he is a prisoner. Gubbins had been home on leave and was in the best of health and spirits on his return to France and his parents, who live at Graby were expecting him home again shortly. It is understood that he was in the trenches when he received a mortal would from a shell.

Attestation Papers:
Not found

WW1 Soldier’s Records:
Not found

Soldier’s Died In The Great War:
These records show that Private Herbert Gubbins, 28447, 7th Btn, Lincolnshire Regiment was killed in action on 6th November 1918 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders.

Pension Records:
Not yet available

Medal Card Index:

Herbert’s medal card index states that he was eligible for the following medals:-
The British Medal
The Victory Medal


Aslackby, plaque in St James’ Church

Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
In memory of Private Herbert Gubbins (28447) 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment who died on 6 November 1918
Remembered with honour Caudry British Cemetery

More information:

Caudry British Cemetery



Military Service Timeline

This is ongoing research and will be posted when completed.