Just Another Pair Of Socks

Melton District ANZACS

Percival STUBBS


Born: 1885

Birthplace: Lancashire, England

Died: 5 March, 1948

Place of death: Sunbury

Burial place: Cremated at Fawkner Cemetery. Remains collected. 08/03/1948

Awards and Honours

  • British War Medal 1914-20
  • Victory Medal


37th Battalion



Regimental Service Number: 6076

Enlistment date: 4 January, 1916 Melbourne, Victoria

Age at enlistment: 29 years and 3 months

Address at enlistment: Golden Fleece Hotel, Melton, Victoria

Religion: Church of England

Marital Status: Single

Next of kin: Sister: Miss May Stubbs
Nurse, Saltford Royal, Manchester, England
Father & mother deceased at time of enlistment.

Physical Description: Height: 5 feet, 5 inches
Weight: 124 pounds
Complexion: Fresh
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Brown
Distinctive marks: Mole under right ear
Mole on upper Lip

Embarkation ship: HMAT A32 Themistocles.

Rank: Private

Return Date: 24 August, 1918

Return Vessel: H. T. Medic.

War Service Summary

11/09/1916 - Arrived in England
23/09/1916 - Taken on strength, 37th Battalion
01/11/1916 - Hospital for Otitis and Defective Vision
20/11/1916 - Taken on strength from 37th Battalion to Command Depot, Wareham
09/04/1917 - To Drafting Depot & Hardening Depot, Per Downs
07/05/1917 - Sick to hospital, scabies
16/05/1917 - Discharged from hospital
26/08/1917 - First went overseas to Rouelles, France to reinforce the 37th Battalion
31/08/1917 - Marched out to unit. In the field
28/11/17 - To the Field Hospital, defective vision
06/12/1917 - Rejoined Battalion from hospital
05/02/1918 - Proceed on leave to England
22/02/1918 - Rejoined from leave
11/05/1918 - To the Field Hospital; Epilepsy
17/05/1918 - From 6th General Hospital, Rouen to England
18/05/1918 - Sent to 2nd East General Hospital, Brighton, England; Epilepsy.
31/05/1918 - Discharged from hospital to 2nd Command Depot
13/06/1918 - Offence: Using insolent language in the presence of a superior officer. Penalty: 7 days C.B.
29/08/1918 - Returned To Australia due to Defective Vision

War Service Commemerated

Life After the War

Father & mother deceased at time of enlistment.

Electoral rolls indicate that Percival did not marry.

Place/s of residence:
1919 - Golden Fleece Hotel, Melton
1924 & 1942 - Sunbury

1919 - Cabdriver
1924 &1942 - Messenger, Hospital for the Insane, Sunbury

Additional Information

Melton Express
Saturday 27 May 1916 , P 2

A large assemblage took place on Saturday night last, when our volunteers were on a visit home, although the notice was very short. Watches were presented to Privates Harold Black, Edward Carew, Ernest Minns, Percy Stubbs, William
Stone (who has been to the Front, and returned ill) Henry Sawyer, George Ware, Private John Farrell (who already had a wristlet watch) was presented with an auto-strop razor and a pipe. Musical items were rendered by Mrs. J. H. Allen, Misses D. Farrell, and A. Riddell, Messrs. H. Cunningham, G. Jongebloed and Murison. Miss Ross (a visitor front Melbourne) supplied the dance music. The Committee intend presenting a wristlet watch (or its equivalent) to every volunteer from the Shire, including those who have gone away. The latter will be handed over to the relatives.

The Argus
Monday 8 March 1948 p 2

STUBBS.-On March 5, passed away, at The Hill. Sunbury. Percival. Aged
60 years; late of Manchester, England.
(Inserted by members of staff, Hospital for Mental Hygiene. Sunbury.)


Service Record
Nominal Roll
Newspaper accounts