Four: Private E. F. Gubb, Lincolnshire Regiment

Four: Private E. F. Gubb, Lincolnshire Regiment

Code: 51988

£850.00 Approx $1075.95, €994.15
 

Four: Private E. F. Gubb, Lincolnshire Regiment

Queens Sudan Medal 1896-98, no clasp (2685. Pte: E. Gubb. Linc: R.); Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Cape Colony, Paardeberg, Johannesburg (2685. Pte. E. F. Gubb. 2/Linc. Rgt.); King's South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (2685 Pte. E. Gubb. Lincoln: Regt.); Khedive's Sudan Medal 1986-1908, no clasp (2685 Pte. E. Gubb. 1st Linc. R.),

Condition  minor edge bruising and contact wear, overall very fine 

Ernest Fred Gubb was born at Uffculme, Devon, in July 1873, the son of John and Anne Gubb of 1 Churchstile, Uffculme. Enlisting with the Lincolnshire Regiment in Devon on 27 January 1891 he was posted to the 1st Battalion on Home Service in Britain. Joining the Malta Garrison on 1 February 1895 Gubb remained there for the next two years before being posted to Egypt.

Here the Lincolns formed part of the British column which reinforced Kitchener's Egyptian Army in the reconquest of the Sudan. While there Gubb formed part of the Battalion's detachment posted South of Wadi Halfa, making him one of only 26 men in the Regiment to be awarded the Khedive's Sudan without a clasp. Remaining in the Sudan for over a year he returned to Britain on 29 October 1898, transferring to the Army Reserve that same day.

Recalled to the colours on 16 December 1899 he saw fighting in South Africa during the Anglo-Boer War notably at Paardeberg where the Battalion was heavily engaged. He is listed as being transferred to the 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment in South Africa on 24 July 1902 after several years of service. Discharged on 26 January 1903 Gubb appears to have remained in South Africa, being listed as returning to Britain from Mozambique aboard the Njassa in September 1933. He died in South Africa on 3 July 1945; sold together with copied service papers and census data.