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Laughton, Hubert Henry Schomberg

Lieutenant Hubert H S Laughton, 2nd Worcestershire Regiment, who died at the Epsom Manor War Hospital, on November 25, of septic pneumonia, aged 21, was the youngest son of the late Sir John Knox Laughton, R.N., and Lady Laughton of Wimbledon. He was educated at the Wimbledon Catholic College, King's College School, Wimbledon, and King's College London where he showed promise of a brilliant career in science. He was gazetted to the Worcestershire Regiment in August 1915, before reaching his 18th birthday, and a year later went to France, where he was in the forefront of the fighting for two years. He received a bullet wound in the thigh on October 28, near Le Cateau, and was progressing favourably, when he contracted influenza followed by septic pneumonia. He was only ill three days. The Times, November 28 1918


First name(s)Hubert Henry Schomberg
Family details

Son of Sir John Knox Laughton, R.N., and Lady Laughton of 11 Stanton Road, Wimbledon

Previous educationWimbledon Catholic College; King's College School, Wimbledon
CollegeKing's College London and/or King's College London Hospital
Dates at college1914-1915
Dept / courseFaculty of Science
Military unitWorcestershire Regiment; 2nd Bn. Machine Gun Corps Somerset Light Infantry
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
CampaignsServed in France 9 Nov 1916 to Oct 1918
Decorations / medalsBritish War and Victory Medals
Date of death25 November 1918
Age at death21
Rank at deathLieutenant
Place of deathThe Manor War Hospital, Epsom.
Cause of deathWounded by a bullet at Le Cateau Oct 1918. Pneumonia while under treatment for the wound
Burial placeEpsom Cemetery
Commemoration(s)King's College Chapel; Wimbledon College, Roll of Honour; Commonwealth War Graves Commission Memorial in Epsom Cemetery

King's College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission; The Times

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