Born: 1883, Ipswich.

Died: 13th August 1915, at sea; age 32; Drowned Dardanelles, Aegean Sea, aboard ‘Royal Edward’, following torpedo attack by enemy submarine. Served 75 days.

Residence: 23, Withipoll Street, Ipswich.

Employed: Messrs. Burton, Son, & Sanders.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich; Date 31st May 1915. Joined the R.A.M.C. after 7 weeks training volunteered for the East Anglian Casualty Clearing Station.

Date of Entry Therein: 13th March 1915 – Egypt.


Embarked on the Royal Edward, Devon port – 30th July 1915.

Arrived Alexandria – 11th August 1915.

Sailed to Gallipoli – 12th August 1915.

Missing, believed drowned on the sinking of the Royal Edward on passage from Alexandria to Gallipoli.


Rank: Private; Service Number 136

Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps, Territorial Force, East Anglian Casualty Clearing Station.



Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 199 and 200 or 236 to 239 and 328.

Helles Memorial,



Relatives Notified and Address: Husband of May Gertrude Stubbs, of 23, Withipoll Street, Ipswich.




1891   14, Great Colman Street, Ipswich.


Albert was 7 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Francis Burditt Stubbs, 48, a Watchmaker; born Boston, Lincolnshire.

Emma Maria Stubbs ( nee Durrant), 52; born Monewdon, Suffolk.

George William Stubbs, 18, a Grocer’s Assistant, born Ipswich.

Francis Burditt Stubbs, 16, an Auctioneers’ Clerk, born Ipswich.

Ernest Frederick Stubbs, 14, a Merchants Clerk  born Ipswich.

1 servant.


1901   14, Great Colman Street, Ipswich.


Albert was 17 years old, a Grocer’s Assistant. He was living with his parents, brother & paternal grandmother..

Francis, 58, a Watchmaker, own account.

Emma, 62.

Francis, 26, a Clerk for an Agricultural Engineer.

Elizabeth M. Stubbs, 77, a widow, born Billingborough, Lincolnshire.


1911   188, Spring Road, Ipswich.


Albert was 27 years old, and a Confectionery Traveller. He was married and Head of the Household.

May, 25.

Marjorie, 5 months.


On Easter Sunday, 1910, at St. Helen’s Church, Ipswich, Albert married, May Gertrude Harvey, born 1886, Forest Gate, London – youngest daughter of Harry ‘Harris’ Harvey, a merchant’s clerk and Maria Elizabeth Hooper0, of Warwick Road, Ipswich.

May and Albert had three children:

Marjorie May Stubbs, born October 1910, Ipswich.

Edith May Stubbs, born March 1913, Ipswich.

Albert Victor Stubbs, born March 1916, Ipswich – died during the Second World War on board H.M.S.’Panther’ on the 9th October 1943, aged 28. Albert was ranked a Lieutenant, of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. He is remembered on the Portsmouth Memorial, Hampshire – panel 80, Column 1.


On the 19th March 1921, May received her late husband’s 1915 Star.

On the 22nd August 1921, May received her late husband’s British War and Victory medals.


Soldiers’ Effects to May G. Stubbs – widow.



Albert is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Margaret’s Church, Ipswich.


‘Royal Edward’

‘Royal Edward’

The Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) is part of the British Army providing medical services to all British Army personnel and their families in war and in peace. Together with the Royal Army Veterinary Corps, the Royal Army Dental Corps and Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps, the RAMC forms the British Army’s essential Army Medical Services. In combat the men followed the troops over the top into no man’s land suffering losses of 743 officers and 6130 soldiers killed, while delivering medical care to wounded exposed to enemy fire.


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