(1892 - 1916)
DATE OF BIRTH:
5th October 1892
YEARS ATTENDED THE COLLEGE:
1904 - 1909
HOME ADDRESS WHEN AT THE COLLEGE:
Leecroft, Durham Road, Bromley
9th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)
DATE OF DEATH:
30th August 1916
AGE AT DEATH:
WHERE HE DIED (or was wounded)
LOCATION OF GRAVE OR MEMORIAL:
Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension. Plot 2. Row B. Grave 46.
2nd Lieutenant Adrian George Hubbard
Adrian was born on October 5th 1892, the only son amongst four children of Thomas Hubbard, a manufacturer of gold lace, and his wife, Florence. He spent five years at Dulwich; having joined in 1904 he left in the summer of 1909, whilst a member of the Engineering Fifth. From the College he went on to work in the city of London for a stockbroking firm.
The day after war was declared in August 1914 Adrian enlisted in the Queen’s Westminster Rifles, and subsequently went over to France with the 1st Battalion of his unit that October. He was invalided back to England the following January, and that March took up a commission in the The Buffs. In August he returned to the front with his new regiment and volunteered to serve as Bombing Officer for his battalion. He was wounded in January 1916, near Poperinghe, but by the time of the Somme Offensive that July was back on the front line. He was seriously wounded once again near Combles on August 20th and passed away as a result of his injuries ten days later while still at a dressing station.