Tubb, Frederick Harold, VC (Major, b.1881 - d.1917)

Accession Number 1DRL/0584
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm
Object type Diary
Maker Tubb, Frederick Harold
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made 1927
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM93 12/11/57
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition

Collection relating to the First World War service of Major Frederick Harold Tubb VC, 7 Battalion, AIF, Australia, at sea, Egypt, 1914. Collection consists of a photostat copy of a compilation of letters and diary entries written by Lieutenant (later Major) Frederick Tubb between August and December, 1914.

History / Summary

Biographical note: Major Frederick Harold Tubb VC, 7 Battalion, AIF, who after winning the Victoria Cross at Lone Pine, Gallipoli, was mortally wounded on 20 September 1917 in the Battle of the Menin Road, Belgium. Other biographical details concerning him are: station manager and grazier; of Longwood, Victoria; born Longwood; age at time of death, 35 years 10 months; educated at Longwood State School; had previously served in the Victorian Mounted rifles and Light Horse, Commonwealth Military Forces. Son of Harry and Emma E Tubb, of St. Helena, Longwood East, Victoria, Australia. His mother wrote that he was a good horseman and a thorough sportsman. His brother, Captain Frank Reid Tubb, gained the Military Cross at Pozieres with the 7th Battalion, and survived the war.