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Napoleon Fitz Stubbs (1834–1903)

Napoleon Fitz Stubbs was a guitarist. It is thought that he accompanied Catherine Hayes and Lewis Lavenu's 1855 concert in India. According to shipping lists, he arrived in Calcutta with Hayes and Lavenu on 3 January 1855. After his co-artists had returned to Australia, he joined the 28th Regiment, then in India, as an ensign on 16 October 1855. He was in Malta with the Regiment in April 1858, but, having briefly returned to England, was by 1859/60 in Canada. He died in 1903.

A Napoleon Fitzstubbs also appears as a character in the Desprez, Felix, and Reeve vaudeville A Private Wire (London, 1883).

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11 October, 1834
Singleton, New South Wales, Australia


1903 (aged ~ 68)