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Hubert James EAST

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Surname: EAST

Forename(s): Hubert James

Place of Birth: Dover, Kent

Service No: ---

Rank: Captain

Regiment / Corps / Service: York and Lancaster Regiment

Battalion / Unit: 1st Battalion

Division: 28th Division

Age: ---

Date of Death: 1915-05-10

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Panel 36 and 55.

CWGC Cemetery: ---


Non-CWGC Burial: ---


Additional Information:

Hubert James East (born 28 May 1884) was the son of William Henry and Emma East, née Pawson. William was born at Brettell Lane, Staffordshire and Emma at Doncaster, Yorkshire.

1891 Dover, Kent Census: 1, Temple Villas - Hubert J. East aged 6 years, born Dover, son of William H. and Emma East.

1901 Dover, Kent Census: East Lee - Hubert J. East, aged 16 years, born Dover, son of William H. and Emma East.

1911 Dover, Kent Census: East Lee - Hubert James East, age 26 years, born Dover. Commissioned Army Officer. Son of Wm. Henry and Emma East.

Hubert was married to Mary Vera Sheward Brown in 1914.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Capt Hubert James East, 1st York and Lancsater Regiment. Theatre of War first served in: France. Date of entry therein: January 1915. Killed: 8 May 1915. Correspondence: Mrs. V. Hyde Upward applies for medals in respect of her late husband, 1 July 1920. Address: 1. Surbinia, Selsey on Lee. 2. Mayfield, Selsey, Sussex. 3. 2, Pump Court, Temple, London, EC 4.

Hubert is commemorated on the Dover War Memorial.

Photograph © IWM (HU120811).

Data Source: Local War Memorial


Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---


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Captain Hubert James EAST

Captain Hubert James EAST

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: York and Lancaster Regiment

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: York and Lancaster Regiment

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 28th Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 28th Division

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Surname: EAST

Forename(s): Hubert James





Rank: Capt

Regiment: York and Lancaster Regiment

Battalion: Battalion not shown


Died Date: 10/05/15

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War:


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Surname: EAST

Forename(s): Hubert James

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number:

Rank: Captain

Regiment: York and Lancaster Regiment

Unit: 1st Bn.



Died Date: 10/05/1915

Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. East, of "East Lee," Dover; husband of Mary Vera Hyde Upward (formerly East), of 111, Victoria Drive, Eastbourne.

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DE RUVIGNY'S ROLL OF HONOUR 1914-1918 - Part Two

EAST, HUBERT JAMES, Capt., 1st Battn. (65th Foot) York and Lancaster Regt., 2nd s. of W. H. East, of East Lee, Dover, A.R.C.A.; b. 1884; educ. Dover College; obtained a commission in the 3rd (West York Militia) Battn. of the York and Lancaster Regt. 1901, and served with it in South Africa 1902, taking part in the operations in Cape Colony, Jan. to May, 1902 and received the Queen’s Medal with two clasps; gazetted to the Regulars as 2nd Lieut. 2nd Battn (84th Foot) York and Lancaster Regt. 4 July, 1903, and promoted Lieut. 3 Feb. 1906, and Capt. 22 July 1912; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders, and was killed in action at Ypres 10 May, 1915. He m. Aug. 1914, Vera H. Sheward (1, Mount Ephraim Mansions, Tunbridge Wells), dau. of the late George Sheward Brown, of Linden Park, Tunbridge Wells, and had a dau., b. posthumous, 1915.

England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966


EAST Hubert James of East Lee Dover captain His Majesty’s York and Lancaster Regiment died 8 May 1915 at Ypres in Belgium having been killed in action Administration London 17 August to Mary Vera East widow. Effects £229 8s.




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