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Sub-Lieutenant, Royal Navy Divison
Born: December 6th 1898
Died: May 25th 1918

Age at Death: 19

Killed in action leading his platoon, France, May 25th 1918, five weeks to the day after leaving England.

Grave Reference: II.E.17 Mesnil Communal Cemetery, Somme, France.
Son of H.R. Hulbert of Burgess Hill.
Brother to Cyril H. R. Hulbert and Stanley F.R. Hulbert.

A donation to the memorial statue has been made in honour of this soldier by The Dean Family.

 

Sub-Lieutenant Egbert Wilfrid Leslie Ravenhill Hulbert (Durnford House 1912–1914)

Egbert Hulbert was born on 6 December 1898 in Steyning, Sussex. He was the youngest son and fourth child of Major Harry Hulbert, an estate agent in Brighton, and his wife May (née Soper). Details of Hulbert’s period at the College or his immediate career on leaving the school are unclear as he appears both to have enlisted in the HAC and been a member of the RNVR in 1916.

However, by early 1918 he had received a commission in the Navy and from 20 April 1918 was attached to the Hood Battalion, which formed part of the (63rd) Royal Naval Division. The Hood Battalion, like most of the other units in the 63rd Division, was composed of naval personnel fighting as infantry on the Western Front. On 25 May 1918 he was killed by enemy shellfire in the Somme area.

His grave lies in the Mesnil Communal Cemetery, Mesnil, France.

Source: LEST WE FORGET PROJECT, Brighton College 2014/15

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