Hubert John Geen

Name

Hubert John Geen

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

20/11/1917
29

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Corporal
P/695
Rifle Brigade (St Pancras)
16th Bn.

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

TYNE COT MEMORIAL
Panel 145/7
Belgium

UK Memorials

Breachwood Green Baptist Church Memorial, Breachwood Green
Not on the Welwyn Village memorials

Pre War

Born in 1888 in Cheriton Fitzpaine, Devon, son of James and Emma Geen and lived at Tower Hill, Cheriton Fitzpaine on the 1891 Census. In 1891 the famly were still living at Tower Hill, Cheriton Fitzpaine,Devon and then, in 1901 aged 12, he was living at 2 Pioneer Terrace, Buckfastleigh, Devon. By 1911 he was a boarder at Kings Walden, working as a domestic gardener. He married Constance Parkins on 1 July 1915 by special licence (on 30 June 1915) at St Matthew, St Pancras, London, possibly because he was being sent to France. She was born at King's Walden and later lived at Breachwood Green, Herts. His father later lived at 2 Coleridge Road, Exeter.

Wartime Service

He enlisted in Holloway, North London. The Battalion landed at La Havre on 8th March 1916. He was probably killed in the actions around Polygon Wood. He has no known grave.

Additional Information

Part of 117th Brigade, 39th Division. A war gratuity of £12 10s was awarded to his widow Constance, as well as pay owing of £5 8s 6d. Some records show his surname as Green.

Acknowledgments

Paul Johnson, June Colegrove, Mark Morgan, Brenda Palmer