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Chubb Family

Rifleman Alwyne ChubbThe Rushden Echo Friday 12 November 1915, transcribed by Nicky Bates

Patriotic Rushden Family

Amongst the recruits this week are Mr Bert Chubb, of New Estate, Wymington and Mr Alwyne Chubb, of Queen-street, Rushden, who enlisted in the King's Royal Rifles.

They are the sons of Mr T C Chubb, of Ivy cottage, Queen-street, Rushden, who has now all his three sons and one son-in-law serving their king and country. The other son, bugler W Chubb of the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, is stationed on the Isle of Wight, after having been invalided home from the front, and the son-in-law is Pte E J Whiteman, at present serving on his Majesty's ship "Somali".

Thomas Crewes Chubb (born St. George’s East London) married Mary Matilda Bott (born Dorset), in 1880 at Wellingborough.

No 8 - Ivy Cottage
Ivy Cottage - No 8 - in 2019
In 1891 the Chubb family were living in St Pancras with Florence M E aged 7, William A aged 6 and George E aged 3.

They came to Rushden from Ampthill in Bedfordshire in the first decade of the 20th century.

In the 1911 census Thomas, a house painter, and his wife Mary, both aged 51, a son William Alexander (born Islington) aged 25, a  press worker in a shoe factory, and his brother Alwyne aged 15, and sister Gertrude aged 13, were living at Ivy Cottage, 8 Queen Street. Florence and George had both married and left home.

Thomas died in October 1918 aged 59, and Mary died in June 1922 aged 63. They are buried in section E of Rushden cemetery but without an inscription.

William Alexander Chubb was 18 years and 1 month old when he enlisted, on 2nd June 1903, as Private 6826 in the Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry, having first joined the 3rd Northamptonshire Regiment.

more about William

Florence Matilda Emily Chubb, on 19th June 1905 at St Mary's Church, was married to Ernest John Whiteman, shoe hand of Wymington.

George Egbert Chubb married Maud Johnson in St. Edmunds Northampton on the 1st October 1910 and was living at 15 Thrift St. Higham Ferrers in 1911. He served in the Kings Rifles with his brother Alwyne.

In September 1917 Rifleman G. E. Chubb was in a Norfolk War Hospital, and wrote to the secretary of the Queen Street Shrine: "I thank you very much for the most acceptable presents you have so kindly sent me during my very long stay in the hospital."

Rushden Echo, 23rd November 1917

Rifleman Bert Chubb (son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Chubb, of Queen-street), who was discharged from the Army a few months ago, owing to serious wounds in the ankle, sustained twelve months ago last July, has been advised to undergo a further operation, and he has been granted admission into Duston Hospital for that purpose.

The Bott Family
William Bott married Rhoda Selina Newton from Brington on 29th May 1849. They had at least two children, Charles Herny and Mary Matilda. William died before 1861 and Rhoda later married John York.
William Thomas Bott was son of Charles Henry Bott and was born in Little Harrowden on 25th July 1889. (Nephew of Mary Matilda Chubb and cousin to the Chubb children.)

William died aged 18 on 14th July 1916. He is commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 11 A and 11 D.

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