Hubert Wallace Thelwall


Hubert Wallace Thelwall
3 Sep 1875


First World War

Date of Death / Age


Rank, Service Number & Service Details

West India Regiment
1st Bn., attached 15th Bn. Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)

Awards: Service Medals/Honour Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial: Name/Reference/Country

III. E. 27.

Headstone Inscription

No Report

UK & Other Memorials

Individual plaque, St Mary’s Church, Northchurch, Northchurch Cross, Berkhamsted Town Memorial

Pre War

Hubert Wallace was born Portsea Hants on 3 Sep 1875 to Colonel (Royal Marines Artillery) Eubele Daysh Thelwall and Mary Elizabeth (nee Williams).

Hubert enlisted in Sherwood Foresters as Private 4321 on 3 Oct 1893 aged 18 years. He remained in service, progressing to Sergeant on 9 Mar 1898 but bought himself out on 21 Mar 1898.

He moved to India as a Tea Planter and he enlisted as a Trooper, together with his Brother Ernest Adair Thelwall (both B Company No1 Section) to serve in the Boer War with Lumsden’s Horse, a Mounted Infantry Unit, gaining 3 Clasps to the Queens South Africa Medal (Johannesburg, Cape Colony and Orange Free State).

He returned to the UK in 1900 and on 6 Oct 1900 he was gazetted as Second Lieutenant in 1st Battalion West Indies Regiment. In 1901 he served in both Jamaica and at times in West Africa (Sierra Leone). He was married in Jamaica in 1910 to Angel May Holland Hastings

Wartime Service

He went to France on 29 Jan 1916 with 15 (Service) Battalion Sherwood Foresters, as he held a Temporary Rank of Lieutenant- Colonel, assumed to be commanding.

He was killed by a sniper on 23rd April, 1916 on the ‘Lorgies/Festubert’ road where it crosses the ‘La Bassee/Neuve Chapelle’ road.

Additional Information

War Gratuity of £69 and arrears of £24 15s 6d paid to his widow.


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