Biography of Private Herbert Gubbins (28447)
7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment
Died 6th November 1918


  • Name: Herbert Gubbins
  • Date of birth: 1898
  • Place of Birth: Cottesbrooke, Northamptonshire, England
  • Date of Birth Registration: January – March 1898
  • Place of Birth Registration: Brixworth, Northamptonshire, England

  • Name: Jesse Gubbins
  • DOB: 1874
  • Place of Birth: Brixworth, Northamptonshire, England
  • Occupation: Shepherd labourer on farm

  • Name: Elizabeth Duckett
  • DOB: 1870
  • Place Of Birth: Creaton, Northamptonshire, England
  • Marriage: 1894 Brixworth, Northamptonshire

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)

  • Florence Gertrude Gubbins, 1895, Cottesbrooke
  • Mabel Gubbins, 1896 Cottesbrooke (died 1896)
  • Herbert Gubbins, 1898, Cottesbrooke
  • George Gubbins , 1900, Cottesbrooke
  • Frank Gubbins, 1902, Cottesbrooke
  • Margaret Rose Gubbins, 1905, Cottesbrooke

  • 1901: Herbert is living with his parents in Cottesbrooke, Northamptonshire.
  • 1911: Herbert is living with his parents in Cottesbrooke, Northamptonshire.
Relatives in services

  • None found

  • No marriage for Herbert has been found and because of his age we can assume that he never had the opportunity to marry.

Newspaper Mentions

  • War Office Weekly Casualty List January 1st 1918
    Gubbins 28447 H. (Groby)


  • Grantham Journal Saturday 14th December 1918.
    The sad news has reached Aslackby that Private Ernest Plowright was killed on Nov 4th and Gnr. Herbert Gubbins on Nov 6th. Much sympathy is felt with their bereaved parents. Plowright was sleeping in a barn with his mates and he went outside at 11pm to attend to the horses. At that moment he was struck by a shell and fatally wounded. His elder brother, William has been missing for seven months and it is thought that he is a prisoner. Gubbins had been home on leave and was in the best of health and spirits on his return to France and his parents, who live at Graby were expecting him home again shortly. It is understood that he was in the trenches when he received a mortal would from a shell.

Military Records

Attestation Papers

  • None found
Soldier’s Died In The Great War

  • These records show that Private Herbert Gubbins, 28447, 7th Btn, Lincolnshire Regiment was killed in action on 6th November 1918 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders.

Pension Records

  • Available

Effects Left Too

  • Father Jesse


  • The British Medal
  • The Victory Medal



© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

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