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   2nd Lieutenant Donald James Grubb
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 21/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 5th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 31/05/1895
Died: 15/08/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 20
Donald Grubb was the son of James and Jessie Grubb. Reverend James Grubb was a Methodist Minister. Donald James Grubb was born on 31st May 1895 in Belfast. He was educated at Wesley College, Dublin. Donald spent a time in Cookstown and worked at Gunnings factory. He joined the Officers’ Training Corps at Queens University and after gaining his commission, he landed with his regiment at Suvla Bay on 7th August. Second Lieutenant Donald James Grubb was serving with the 5th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on 15th August 1915.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Helles Memorial
  Cape Helles, Gallipoli
Grave Ref: Panel 97-101
CWGC Casualty 693976
The Anzac and Suvla cemeteries are first signposted from the left hand junction of the Eceabat- Bigali Road. From this junction travel into the main Anzac area. Follow the road to Helles, opposite the Kabatepe Museum, at 14.2 kms. take a right turn at the 'T' junction and at 14.3 kms. take the left fork. After a total of 22.8 kms, take a right turn to the memorial along a rough track 500m long. The Helles Memorial stands on the tip of the Gallipoli Peninsula. It takes the form of an obelisk over 30 metres high that can be seen by ships passing through the Dardanelles.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Gunnings Factory Memorial Cookstown
2 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - East Panel 2018 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Queens University Belfast
2 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 77
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1 1901 Census lists Grubb family 1901 census lists Donald James as 5 years old at house 158 in New Grove Avenue, Dublin
2 1911 Census lists Grubb family 1911 census does not list Donald as living with the family at house 80 in Holywood Road, Victoria (part of), Down
3 1911 Census lists residents of college 1911 census lists Donald as resident at Wesley College, St. Stephen's Green South
4 Facebook page Brief details including photo (2)
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6 Forum discussion 1 (GWF) Details of 2nd Lieutenant Donald James Grubb
7 Forum discussion 2 (GWF) Details of 2nd Lieutenant Donald James Grubb
8 Irish Life - Our Heroes Brief details including photo (3)
9 Irish Medals Brief details including photo
10 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
11 National Archives UK Details can be purchased here
12 Queen’s University War Memorial 'Grubb, Donald James, 2nd Lieutenant, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers'
13 Queens Univ. Book of Remembrance 1952 Page 25. Member of Training Corps 1913-1914
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023