Remembered with honour Watford (Vicarage Road) Cemetery: Plot B, Row 3, Grave 7.
He enlisted in Bedford; appears to have no medals, and died at the Training Depot, Ampthill, Beds, of epilepsy. Unfortunately, Heber’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is an article about Heber in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 1 April 1916.
Son of George and the late Sarah (nee WATERTON) BRIGHTMAN; husband of Florence (nee BEAMENT) Brightman of Bushey, Herts.
His parents married 1872 in the Berkhamsted, Herts, district. Sarah died 1877 in the Berkhamsted district aged 26. George remarried 30 September 1882 at St John’s Chapel, Northchurch, Herts, to Sarah Ann DEAN.
Heber was born 1876 in either Potten End, Herts, or Berkhamsted, and married 1903 in the Watford district; they had three children. He resided in Watford, and was buried 25 March. Florence never remarried, she died 18 April 1974 in South Oxhey, Herts, aged 94, and was buried 24 April, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
On the 1881 Census, aged 6 he lived in Potten End as a nurse child. On the 1891 Census, a farm labourer aged 15, he still lived in Potten End, with his father, step-mother and four siblings. On the 1901 Census, a bricklayer aged 24, he lived in Watford, in the household of his brother. On the 1911 Census, a bricklayer at cocoa factory aged 32, he still lived in Watford, with his wife and three children.
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