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Next of Kin Project: The Hubbard Family

Private Henry (Harry) Hubbard

Private Henry (Harry) Hubbard was working as an architectural draughtsman in Glasgow when war broke out. He enlisted in the 9th Battalion Highland Light Infantry, known as ‘the Glasgow Highlanders’, one of the first units of pre-war part-time soldiers and war service volunteers to go to the Front. His first winter in the trenches damaged his health. He wrote about suffering from carbuncles, a poisoned leg and eventually jaundice. He spent 16 months in hospital in England and was unable to return to active service. He later worked as a draughtsman on the Scottish National War Memorial. Hubbard kept a collection of objects as a reminder of his war service, and they were inherited by his daughter. This story is part of the Next of Kin touring project, revealing family stories of the First World War across Scotland (www.nms.ac.uk/connections/our-national-work/next-of-kin/).


Glengarry cap; personal sewing kit; Autograph book; Humorous printed postcards; Badge issued by the Government to soldiers who had been ‘honourably discharged'; Hubbard’s three service medals; Photograph.

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