Stubbing, R J N
RODNEY JOHN NAPIER STUBBING
Remembered with honour Grevillers British Cemetery: Plot IV, Row A, Grave 4.
He attested in Liverpool N.S.W. 9 July 1915: a labourer aged 21, Methodist, unmarried, 5’7¾” tall, of Balladoren, N.S.W.; next-of-kin his father of Watford. He embarked with his unit from Sydney aboard H.M.A.T. A32 Themistocles 5 October 1915, and died of gun shot wounds to the legs at No. 3 Australian Casualty Clearing Station. He was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals.
There is a brief article about and a Death announcement for Rodney in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 26 May 1917.
Son of William Henry STUBBING of Watford and the late Ann(ie) (nee BYARS) STUBBING.
His parents married 1887 in the Bishop’s Stortford, Herts, district. Annie died 1914 in Watford aged 56, and was buried 25 March in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; William died 20 August 1924 in Watford aged 69, and was buried 23 August, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
Rodney was born 16 May 1894 in Dartford, Kent, and attended first Sotheron Road Infants’ School, Watford; then Beechen Grove Board School, Watford, from 14 January 1901 to 11 October 1907. He went to Australia aboard the Aberdeen Line Norseman from London to Sydney 31 July 1912 3rd Class: a labourer aged 18.
On the 1901 Census, aged 6 he lived in Watford, with his parents and one sibling. On the 1911 Census, a grocer’s shop assistant aged 16, he still lived in Watford, with his parents and one sibling.
Date of death06/05/1917
Age at death22
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)