Hubert Masters  1882 – 1968

Hubert was born on 27th September 1882 in Orlestone, Kent, to Charles, a gamekeeper, and Sarah Goland (née Foord), one of sixteen children born to them. 

He was baptised on 5th November that same year. 

In 1901, the family were in Lydden where his father was a gamekeeper and Hubert a gamekeeper’s helper. By 1911, he was living with his widowed mother at Long Lane Farm where she was the farmer and he was an “assistant on the farm”.

Without a known date of birth or any other identifiers in the documents, it has proved difficult to confirm his War records, but he was possibly a gunner in the Royal Field Artillery, service no. 237194.

Following the War, he married Ellen Elizabeth Ashdown on 24th September 1919. One of Hubert’s nieces, Gladys, was one of the bridesmaids, and the bride’s cousin, William Stone, was the best man. They planned to honeymoon in Hythe. The 1939 Register gave their address as 2 Chapel Cottages.

Hubert died aged 85 in 1968 and is buried at St Andrew’s.