Images courtesy of Mr. Bob Chapman.

Born: 10th March 1916, Ipswich.

Died on or since: 9th October 1943; age: 28.

Residence: 10, Bucklesham Road, Ipswich.


Rank: Lieutenant.

Regiment: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, H.M.S. ‘Panther.’


Memorial Reference:

Panel 80, Column 1.

Portsmouth Naval Memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Albert Victor & May Gertrude Stubbs; husband of Dorothy Olive Stubbs, of Bagshot, Surrey.

Image from 1915 Suffolk Chronicle & Mercury newspaper.

Father: Albert Victor Stubbs, born 1883, Ipswich – died in the First World War at sea, on board the ‘Royal Edward’ following a torpedo attack by enemy submarine, on the 13th August 1915. Albert was ranked a Private, service number 136, of the Royal Army Medical Corps, Territorial Force, East Anglian Casualty Clearing Station. Albert is remembered on the Helles Memorial, Turkey.

Mother: Mary Gertrude Stubbs (nee Harvey), born 1886, Forest Gate, London. A Pianist, of 48, Grove Lane, Ipswich.


Albert was a General Dairy Assistant and a Royal Navy Volunteer. He was living at the home of George & Edith Harper – Cottages, Forehoe and Henstead, Norfolk.

On the 29th June 1940, Ipswich, Albert married Dorothy Olive Steward, a Registered Nurse, at the East Suffolk & Ipswich Hospital, born October 1915, Mundesley, Norfolk – daughter of Arthur Robert Steward, a boot dealer and shopkeeper – own account, and Minnie Elizabeth Steward (nee Fiddy), of 10, Bucklesham Road, Ipswich.

They had 1 son:

Timothy A. Stubbs, born 1944, Ipswich.


Probate to William Charles Frederick Brundell, a Solicitor.



9th October 1943 

H.M.S. ‘Panther.’

Bombarded shipping at Kalymos. The ship came under attack by dive bombers south of Scarpanto Strait. Received two direct hits and four near misses.
The ship sank quickly with heavy loss of life after breaking in two in position 35.48 N  27.30E.
33 of ship’s company were killed.



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