Rank: Corporal
Service Number: 446.
Regiment: "B" Coy. 1st/7th Bn. Cheshire Regiment Died Sunday 5th September 1915 Age 41County Memorial Congleton
Commemorated\Buried HELLES MEMORIAL
Grave\Panel Ref: Panel 75 to 77
Turkey (including Gallipoli)

Son of Mr. Robert Stubbs and Mrs, Martha Stubbs of 11, Priesty Fields, Congleton, Cheshire, and husband of Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Stubbs, (nee Shenton) of 13, Priesty Fields, Congleton, Cheshire, and 39, Herbert Street, Congleton, Cheshire. They were married at St John's Church, Buglawton, Cheshire in 1895. He had seven children, William, Annie, Elsie, Emma, Percy Gerald, Fanny and Doris Stubbs.

He had four sisters, Fanny Elizabeth, Annie Maria, Elsie and Emma Stubbs, along with five brothers, John, James. Robert, William and Frank Stubbs. Prior to the war, he was employed as a Silk Ribbon Weaver. Pre-War he served as a Territorial with the 1st/7th Battalion the Cheshire Regiment, enlisting in 1908.

The following letter was sent by Corporal Thomas Louis Stubbs of the 7th Battalion, The Cheshire Regiment, from Mendlesham Green, Stowmarket,

Just a few lines to let you know that we are living. I have just read the Congleton Chronicle, which I very much like to see, as, no doubt, every other person likes to see his local paper. I was very glad to see some of my pals received, like myself presents to remind them of Christmas. Yes, we got plenty of slush and mud " blacking The monastic quiet up here is very trying, there is no trade and besides, it is not the place we volunteered for, but we shall have to wait until such time as we are wanted. I read in the paper that some of the Territorials at the front had been careless, but that does not include those who have not been tested. Still, I am of the same mind as a good many people, we all want it ended, you will never kill the Kaiser with a turkey.

Extract from the Congleton Chronicle 1915

News reached Mrs. Stubbs, of 39, Herbert Street, Congleton, on Thursday, that her husband, Corporal T. L. Stubbs of the 1 st/ 7th Battalion, the Cheshire Regiment, had died in hospital from Dysentery and was buried at sea. He took part in the operation following the new landing on the Gallipoli Peninsular. Corporal Stubbs, who was the conductor of the band of the Congleton Detachment of the 7th Battalion, was well known in Congleton and the sympathy of all will go out to Mrs. Stubbs in her sad bereavement. The information was conveyed in the following letter,

Dear, Madam,

It is my painful duty to inform you that a report has this day been received from the War Office notifying the death of No. 446. Corporal Thomas Louis Stubbs, of the 1st/7th Battalion, the Cheshire Regiment, which occurred on the 5th of September 1915 and I am to express to you the sympathy and regret of the Army Council at your loss.

Sarah Elzabeth also lost her brother Robert Shenton in 1918

Cheshire County Memorial Project would like to thank John and Christopher Pullen for the research on Thomas.