Hulbert, George Dodgson

Only son of Walter and Ella Hulbert of Stakes Hill Lodge, Cosham, Hampshire, he entered Culver House from Mr. A.E. Clark’s school at Bexhill.

He made a reputation at Sandhurst for his excellent horsemanship, and in May 1917 obtained a commission in the 18th Hussars. He joined his regiment in France in October of that year, and took part in the retreat from Peronne in March 1918. In the following August, when the final advance of the British forces began, he was serving as a galloper to the General Commanding the Division and at his own request was moved forward to the staff of the Brigadier. The change from trench warfare to open warfare had caused communication problems with frequent breakdowns, partly due to the tanks, vehicles, horsemen and marching troops breaking the telephone cables strung along the ground. Messages were carried by mounted orderlies like Hulbert.

He fell, killed by enemy shell fire, the day after he joined the Brigade staff, at De Luce, near Caix. He is also commemorated on the war memorial at St Andrew’s Chuch, Farlington, Portsmouth.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Hulbert
  • Forenames or initials: George Dodgson
  • House: D
  • Years in School: 1912-1915
  • Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
  • Regiment: 18th Hussars
  • Date of Birth: 13th May 1898
  • Date of Death: 9th August 1918
  • How Died: Killed in action
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer G3
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: CAIX BRITISH CEMETERY: Grave I. E. 8.