WO2 Burton Tubb, East Africa Motor Transport Corps

WW1 Medal

This group is accompanied by a collection of photos of Tubb from later in his life, including him with what appear to be his pet Cheetahs, hand feeding a baby Rhino, and others. It is also accompanied by a digital scan of a newspaper article detailing his rather interesting life in Rhodesia.

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Burton Henry James Tubb served in the East Africa Motor Transport Corps,

This is the point at which things become rather interesting for Mr Tubb. Burton Tubb should be what any one describes as a “Rhodesian Personality”. During the First World War he served in the East African Motor Transport Corps, enlisting on 1st of September 1915. Tubb was promoted to WO2 at some point during the war, being discharged at the Quartermaster Sargent.

Tubb, although born in Kenya, Tubb emigrated to Rhodesia after the war, establishing Rhodesia’s first electric power station! He was a bit of an adventurous soul it seems, acquiring Rhodesian Private Air Licence No.1! It seems his piloting skills could have been worked on a bit more, however, as can be seen in photograph of his plane balancing on its nose! During the same air show in which he had said minor bingle with the ground, Tubb did trick shots out of his aircraft with handgun, “knocking over bottles on the ground” (it was really an African with a stick).

This group is accompanied by a collection of Photos of Tubb from later in his life, including him with what appear to be his pet Cheetahs, hand feeding a baby Rhino, and others. It is also accompanied by a digital scan of a newspaper article detailing his rather interesting life in Rhodesia.