Remembered with honour Sun Quarry Cemetery: Row G, Grave 9.
He enlisted in Hertfordshire [!]; was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and died of wounds received in action. Unfortunately, Herbert’s Service record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is an article about Herbert in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 28 September 1918; and another article and a Death announcement in the issue dated 12 October 1918; plus an In Memoriam in the issue dated 20 September 1919.
Son of Thomas Owen and Eliza Annie (nee NEWTON) CALLAM of Watford.
His parents married 3 August 1895 at St Mary’s, Watford. Eliza died 6 February 1942 in Watford aged 72, and was buried 11 February in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Thomas died 7 December 1945 in Watford aged 75, and was buried 12 December, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
Herbert was born 7 August 1898 in Watford, and baptised 6 November 1898 at St Mary’s, Watford. He attended Victoria Junior School, Watford; then Beechen Grove Board School, Watford, from 3 September 1907 to 1 March 1909. He resided in Watford.
On the 1901 Census, aged 2 he lived in Watford, with his parents and one sibling. On the 1911 Census, at school aged 12, he still lived in Watford, with his parents and two siblings.
Unit"C" Battery, 174th Battalion
Date of death21/09/1918
Age at death20
Place of death
NotesHerbert is also commemorated on his parent's grave in Vicarage Road Cemetery
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