Casualty details

TUBB, FREDERICK HAROLD

Rank:
Major
Date of Death:
20/09/1917
Age:
36
Regiment/Service:
Australian Infantry, A.I.F.
 
7th Bn.
Awards:
V C
Grave Reference
XIX. C. 5.
Cemetery
LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY

Additional Information:

Son of Harry and Emma E. Tubb, of St. Helena, Longwood East, Victoria, Australia. Of Longwood.


Citation

An extract from "The London Gazette," No. 29328 dated 15th Oct., 1915, records the following:-For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty at Lone Pine trenches, in the Gallipoli Peninsula, on 9th August, 1915. In the early morning the enemy made a determined counter attack on the centre of the newly captured trench held by Lieutenant Tubb. They advanced up a sap and blew in a sandbag barricade, leaving only one foot of it standing, but Lieutenant Tubb led his men back, repulsed the enemy, and rebuilt the barricade. Supported by strong bombing parties, the enemy succeeded in twice again blowing in the barricade, but on each occasion Lieutenant Tubb, although wounded in the head and arm, held his ground with the greatest coolness and rebuilt it, and finally succeeded in maintaining his position under very heavy bomb fire.

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LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY

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Country:
Belgium
Locality:
West-Vlaanderen

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