John Ernest Stubley

View John Ernest on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website
Service number:
Lincolnshire Regiment
Date of birth:
Date of death:
18 September 1916
Age at Death:
STUBLEY John Ernest

Known information

John Ernest Stubley was born in Great Casterton, the younger son of John and Elizabeth Stubley. The family later moved to Tinwell before settling in Stamford. It was from Stamford that John enlisted, joining the 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. He was killed during the Battle of the Somme, in September 1916. According to his battalion's war diary, the Lincolnshires were occupying Constance trench just north of Ovillers. On 17 September a bombing attack was made on the Germans in Joseph's Trench. In the evening, the Germans retaliated as the war diary reports: "Enemy counter attack on Constance Trench [was] beaten back." Fighting apparently continued into the night and by the time it was all over the Lincolnshires had lost two officers killed and eleven Other Ranks. One of these presumably was John Stubley. He is buried at Pozieres British Cemetery, grave IV.D.8. Sadly, he is not remembered on the war memorials in either Great Casterton or Tinwell, but his name is on the main war memorial in Stamford and on the ones outside and inside All Saints' Church in the town.

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  • All Saints Memorial window
  • All Saints plaque
  • J E Stubley RR1
  • All Saints Church memorial
  • J E Stubley All Saints memorial
  • Stamford War Memorial
  • J E Stubley RR2
  • Pozieres drone1
  • Pozieres British Cemetery 1
  • J E Stubley 4
  • J E Stubley 2
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A picture of Mr Stubley's headstone, taken on my trip to Pozieres British Cemetery today.
By John Stokes on Sunday 10th September '17 at 6:50pm
A Rutlander, living in Belgium

Rutland and The Battle of the Somme

More than 90 Rutland soldiers died in the Battle of the Somme which lasted from 1 July 1916 until the middle of November. Today they lie in cemeteries across the old battlefield in northern France or are remembered among the 72,000 names on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme. By using our interactive map, you can find out what happened to them.

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