Hubert Frank ANTHONY was Air Mechanic 2nd Class in the 35th Squadron of the RAF attached to the 196th Bty. Royal Field Artillery. He was the son of Frank and Mary Anthony, of Hacheston School, Wickham Market, Suffolk. He died on the 26th April 1918, age 19, and is buried in St Pierre Cemetery, Amiens.
During part of August 1914, Amiens was the British Advanced Base. It was captured by the Germans on 31 August, and retaken by the French on the following 13 September. The German offensive which began in March 1918 had Amiens for at least one of its objectives but the Battle of Amiens (8 - 11 August 1918) is the Allied name for the action by which the counter offensive, the Advance to Victory, was begun. The 7th General Hospital was at Amiens in August 1914; the 56th (South Midland) Casualty Clearing Station from April to July 1916; the New Zealand Stationary Hospital from July 1916 to May 1917; the 42nd Stationary Hospital from October 1917 to March 1919; and the 41st Stationary Hospital in March 1918, and again in December 1918 and January 1919. The Commonwealth plot in St. Pierre Cemetery was first used in September 1915 and closed in October 1919, but shortly afterwards 33 graves of 1918 were brought in from positions in or near the city.
The following is a link to Hubert's page on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website from where you can download Hubert's Commemorative Certificate.
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