Fred Herbert Thubron

Name:Fred Herbert Thubron
Address:Holmlea Somerset Road East Boldon
Conflict:Boer & WW1
Service Record:unknown
StoryFred was a partner in the timber firm of Armstrong Addison & Co with whom he had been for 55 years after joining the firm as an office boy in 1895 and became partner on Jan 1 1928. Fred served as a volunteer with the Northumberland Yoemanry in the Boer War advancing to Lance Sergeant, and in World War I served with the 317 Brigade of the Royal Field Artillery and was awarded the M.C. and Bar during his service in France. He retired with the rank of Captain. In World War II he was group leader of the Special Constables at Boldon and was chairman of the East Boldon Invasion Committee and voluntary food organizer.
Fred was a member for East Boldon Ward on Boldon Urban Council in 1941 he was also for more than 20 years a member of Boldon Parish Council and Chairman on a number of occasions as well as being a school manager of East Boldon County School.
For a number of years he was President of Boldons Branch of the British Legion. A vice-President of Boldon Cricket Club, long serving member of Boldon Golf Club and a member of the St John's Masonic Lodge in Sunderland. Married with a son Dr R S Thubron, Fred died August 1950 and is buried in Boldon Cemetery.

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