On this day 10th May 1917

10.5.1917 TRENCHES: 2nd Lieut FWA STUBBS MC killed in action.Stubbs death

Frederick William Arthur Stubbs aged 26Stubbs death 2

“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]

4070/241343 Pte Edward Scott from Brampton was also killed on this day Poppy

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