Hyde War Memorial Trust

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Private PO/18438 John HUBBARD of Portsmouth Div., Royal Marine Light Infantry, HMS "Malaya"

Died of Wounds Friday 2nd June 1916, At sea on hospital ship., age 19

Of:214 Manchester Road, Hyde, Cheshire
Born:1897, Hyde, Cheshire
Parents:Alice Hubbard and John Hubbard of 214 Manchester Road, Hyde, Cheshire
Marital status:Single
He enlisted in:Manchester
Remembered on:Rosskeen Parish Churchyard Extension (or Burial Ground), Invergorden, UK,   C. 376
Link with Hyde:Born in Hyde


Private J. Clarke, a sailor from Stockport on H.M.S. Malaya, witnessed what happened. He said he was near Private Hubbard when they went into action, and said the latter was working at one of the big guns when an enemy shell burst on deck and caused a quantity of cordite to explode. Private Hubbard who was near was terribly burnt. Private Clarke helped put the injured into boats which were taken to a nearby hospital ship.