10.5.1917 TRENCHES: 2nd Lieut FWA STUBBS MC killed in action.
Frederick William Arthur Stubbs aged 26
“2nd Lieut. Stubbs was killed on the 10th May by a shell in the Cite St Pierre………Captain Robinson, who was with him on the fatal occasion, had a very narrow escape, for he had just crossed the road and dropped into the trench on the other side when the shell came. 2nd Lieut. Stubbs, who had moved back a few steps to take cover at a cellar entrance, received almost the full force of the explosion and was killed instantly”
1/6th Battalion War Diary [WO/95/2694] and Battalion History
Trenches May 10: Advanced Bde HQ shelled for 2 1/2 hours with 4.2s & 5.9s. 263 shells were fired of which 43 were “blinds”.
Wire was put out between BLACK WATCH ALLEY and SEAFORTH CRATER. Also a belt 100 yards long & 3 yards wide in front of our main line North of NETLEY.
During the night our machine guns fired on enemy tracks and lines of approach.
Our snipers shot 3 of the enemy in NELSON TRENCH.
139 Infantry Brigade: Headquarters War Diary [WO95/2692]