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Captain Hubert Edmund Backhouse

Army Number : n/a

Battalion : 2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

Born at Darlington, 4th January 1883. Son of Charles Hubert and Maude Constance Backhouse, of Westbury Court, Westbury-on-Severne, Gloucestershire. He was educated at Aysgarth School, Bedale, Yorkshire, Wellington College and Trinity College, Cambridge. On leaving, he entered William B. Peat and Co.'s office and past as a chartered accountant. He then joined Barclay's Bank and was assistant local director at Leicester when he received his commission. He was gazetted Second Lieutenant 4th Battalion Sherwood Foresters, 3rd August 1914 and Lieutenant 20th June 1915. He was temporary Captain at the time of his death. Went to France 16th August 1915 and was killed in action near Gueudecourt on the Somme battlefront 15th October 1916.

Buried/Commemorated : Thiepval Memorial, France. Pier and Face 10 C 10 D and 11 A.

Captain Hubert Edmund Backhouse is also commemorated on the following local memorials :-
St. Hilda's Church War Memorial (Darlington Library), Darlington, County Durham.