Douglas is remembered on the war memorial at St. Bartholomew’s Church, Ipswich.


Born: 1892, Bromley, Kent.

Died: 1st July 1916; age: 23; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Bromley, Kent.


Rank: Private: Service Number: 9220.

Regiment: Royal Fusiliers, City of London Regiment, 2nd Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Memorial Reference:

Pier & Face 8C 9A and 16A.

Thiepval Memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Only son of John Thomas & Annie Julia Grubb, of 1, Cambridge Road, Bromley, Kent.




1901   33, West Street, Bromley, Kent.


Douglas was 8 years old and living with his parents & sisters.

John Thomas Grubb, 41, a Builder – own account – employer, born Bromley.

Annie Julia Grubb (nee Stringer), 38, born Cairo, Egypt.

Dorothy Hilda Grubb, 12, born Bromley.

Lorna Kathleen Grubb, 10, born Bromley.

Marjorie Isobel Grubb, 2, born Bromley.


1911   21, West Street, Bromley, Kent.


Douglas was 18 years old, a Student – Commercial Art. He was living with his parents & sisters.

John, 51, a Builder – own account – employer.

Annie, 48, a School Teacher – Bromley Boro Council.

Dorothy, 22, a School Teacher – Kent County Council.

Lorna, 20, a Student – School Teacher.

Marjorie, 12.


Douglas’s father, John Thomas Grubb died March 1916, Bromley.


Soldiers’ Effects to Annie J. Grubb – mother.

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