Claude John Stubbin

First Name: 
Claude
Middle Name: 
John
Last Name: 
Stubbin
Mother's Name: 
Ethel Stubbin nee Parker
Father's Name: 
Charles Stubbin
Date Enlisted: 
Monday, June 14, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Lieutenant
Unit: 
7th Light Horse Regiment / Field Artillery
Service: 
Artillery
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Details: 

Claude Stubbin (Service No 1236) was born in Sutherland, N.S.W. around 1896.

At enlistment Claude was single, 18 years old, worked as a bank clerk, and lived at The Rectory, Wollongong, N.S.W. with his father, the Rev. Charles Augustus Stubbin.  Claude had served 3 years in the senior Cadets.

He embarked from Sydney on HMAT A8 Argyllshire with 9th Reinforcements, 7th Light Horse Regiment on 30th September 1915.  The troops arrived in Egypt on 28th December 1915 and Claude was transferred to the 39th Battery 10th Field Artillery Brigade.

On 13th June 1916 Claude arrived in France to servce on the Western Front, and a week later, on 20th June, he was promoted to 2nd Lientenant.

On 2nd February 1917 Claude was promoted to Lieutenant.

On 11th April 1917 Claude was wounded in action receiving a shrapnel wound to his right ear and hospitalised, returning to duty on 21st April 1917.

On 5th April 1918 he was wounded a second time but remained on duty.

Claude was returned to Australia in March 1919 and discharged on 20th June 1919.

In 1922 he married Wilhemina Thomas.  By 1967 he was living in Queensland.

Claude died in 1973. 

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, STUBBIN CLAUDE JOHN

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