Charles Wilton Tubb was born on 6th January 1876 in Titchfield in Hampshire. He joined the Royal Navy on his 16th birthday, signing on for 12 years. In civilian life, he had been a Carrier's Porter.
Starting as a Boy 2nd Class, by the time he joined H.M.S. Powerful, he held the rank of Able Bodied Seaman. Tubb was part of the Naval Brigade, which went ashore from Powerful. He took part in the actions at Belmont and Modder River in November 1899 and went on to see action at the Relief of Kimberley, Paardeberg and Driefontein.
Discharged in April 1907, at the time of the 1911 census, he was serving with the Coast Guard on the Isle of Wight. His address was given as 3 Coast Guard Station, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight.
On the outbreak of the Great War, he rejoined on saw active service on H.M.S. Grafton from August 1914 until December 1914. He then served in onshore establishments until he transferred back to the Coast Guard in 1919.
Charles moved to Whitby in North Yorkshire in the immediate post-war years. In 1939 he was retired and living at 'Hazelbank', Greenbank, Whitby.
He passed away in 1952 while living in Hampshire.
Charles Edward Tubb was born on 1st February 1901 in Portsmouth, his father being based there.
Charles followed in his father's footsteps and joined the Royal Navy in 1916 as a Boy 2nd class. He was invalided in 1920 and passed away in Whitby in 1921.