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Hubert Stanley Mollett

Dad.  Actually my father was always known by his second name, or rather as Stan.  He was an immensely cheerful and loving man, which, considering his probably turbulent childhood says a lot for him and explains why he had very many friends.


My father served virtually all of his working life in the merchant navy, rising from a humble cabin boy to Chief Steward.  He was faithful to the P & O line, and even when he retired from the sea he still worked for them in their offices in Southampton.


I thought I knew just about everything about him, but when I came to look into all this family history I found that his youth is almost a complete mystery to me - still.


My sister has contributed a lot of the material in this ‘story’ - a story upon which we are both still working.

Hubert Stanley Mollett

b 28 November 1906 19a Lytcott Grove, Dulwich

m Olive Alice Ellis 6 October 1938 Registry Office St. Marylebone, London

d 1978 Southampton


Children

Daughter 1943-

Daughter 1945-

David Ian 1947-2011


Documentation

Birth certificate

Marriage certificate

Continuous Service Book



Hubert

origins

Teutonic meaning heart, mind and bright.  Interesting that his father chose the last of his three names to pass to his older son.

variations

Hubbard, Umberto

abbreviations

Bert, Berty


Stanley

origins

An old English name meaning a stony clearing or field, so it’s one of those names which is also a surname.

abbreviations

Stan