Biography of Private Ernest Stubley (27303)
1st Battalion King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
Formerly 4543 Lincolnshire Regiment
Died 19th October 1916


  • Name: Richard Ernest Stubley
  • Date of birth: 1890
  • Place of Birth: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England
  • Date of Birth Registration: July – September 1890
  • Place of Birth Registration: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England


  • Name: Frank Stubley
  • DOB: 1850
  • Place of Birth: Bourne, Lincolnshire
  • Occupation: Small holder


  • Name: Sarah Elizabeth Walker
  • DOB: 5th February 1860
  • Place Of Birth: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England
  • Marriage: 17th May 1882 Bourne, Lincolnshire, England

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

  • Emma Stubley Walker, 1882, Bourne
  • James Stubley, 1883, Bourne
  • Mary Ann Stubley, 1885, Bourne
  • John Francis Stubley, 1887, Bourne (Died 1890)
  • Albert Henry Stubley, 1888, Bourne
  • Richard Ernest Stubley, 1890, Bourne
  • Alfred Stubley, 1892, Bourne
  • Francis Stubley, 1894, Bourne
  • Arthur Stubley, 1897, Bourne
  • George Stubley, 1899, Bourne
  • Violet Stubley, 1901, Bourne
  • Edith May Stubley, 1903, Bourne
  • Annie Mabel Stubley, 1905, Bourne


  • 1891: Richard is living with his parents at 2 Mills Cottagers, Bourne, Lincolnshire.
  • 1901: Ernest is living with his parents at Mills Cottagers. South Fen, Bourne, Lincolnshire
  • 1911: Ernest unable to to found at this moment.

Relatives in services

  • Most of Ernest’s brothers fought in the WW1 but Francis and George were killed and never returned home. They can be found on our page dedicated to the Bourne War Menorial.


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

Newspaper Mentions

  • Grimsby News Friday 1st December 1916
    King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
    Stubley, 27393 E. (Lincs.)


  • Sheffield Daily Teoegraph Friday 22nd December 1916
    Stubley (27303), E. (Bourne)


  • Grimsby News Friday 29th December 1916
    King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
    Stubley, E. (Bourne)


  • Grantham Journal Saturday 1st September 1917
    ROLL OF HONOUR – official news has been received this week by Mr. F Stubley, of north fen, bourne, that his son, Pte. Ernest Stubley, Royal Lancasters, who has been reported missing since Oct. 23rd, 1916, is now regarded as killed.  Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Teat. of South Street, Bourne, received a letter on Saturday, dated August 22nd, from Sister Andreson, of the Australian Red Cross Society, France, stating the their son, Pte. H. W. Teat, of the Lincolns, had died in hospital on Aug. 11th, from woundsin the head and legs, after having been in the Hospital five days.  The parents have yet received any official news


  • Grantham Journal Saturday 22nd June 1918
    KILLED IN ACTION – Official notification has been received by Mr. and Mrs. Francis Stubley, of North Fen, that their son, Pte. E. Stubley, who was some time ago missing, is now reported killed in action, the notification giving the place of burial. Pte. Stubbly was attached to the King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment. Mr. and Mrs. Stubley had previously lost their son Francis, killed in action whilst another son, Pte. George Stubley , is now missing. There are two other sons also in the Army.

    Military Records

    Attestation Papers

    • Available

    Soldier’s Died In The Great War

    • These records show that Private Ernest Stubley, 27303, 1st Bn King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment was killed in action on 19th October 1916 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders.

    Pension Records

    • Available

    Effects Left To

    • Father Francis


    • The British Medal
    • The Victory Medal


    • UK:
    • Bourne, Roll of Honour in Bourne Abbey Church
    • Bourne War Memorial in the Memorial Gardens


    © Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

    © Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

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