2nd Lieutenant Hubert Douglas Stratford

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Date of Birth

Jul 1889

Date of Death

13 Apr 1918

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United Kingdom

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United Kingdom

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  • Soldier


Beds & Herts Saturday Telegraph , 20th April 1918
2nd Lieut Hubert Douglas Stratford

Hubert Douglas Stratford was born in Luton in 1889, the son of Edward Douglas and Kate Stratford. His father was an auctioneer and land agent living at 33 Downs Road, Luton.

He first enlisted in the Royal Fusiliers (36056), being promoted to lance-corporal before gaining a commission with the 2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards in February 1917. He went to France the following August and returned to England in October 1917 after being wounded. He went back to France on Easter Sunday 1918, a fortnight before his death.

Hubert was killed at Nieppe Forest on April 13th, 1918, as reported in the Luton News. He is commemorated on a memorial inside St Mary's Church, Luton (see photo below supplied by Peter Adams from the Parish Church), as well as on the Luton War Memorial and the Ploegsteert Memorial in Belgium.

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Author: KarenC

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