Herbert, E W
EDWARD WILLIAM HERBERT
Remembered with honour Jerusalem Memorial: Panel 11.
He enlisted in South Norwood, Surrey; was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and died in Egypt of wounds received in the first Battle of Gaza. Unfortunately, Edward’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is a Death announcement for Edward in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 26 January 1918; plus In Memoriams in the issues dated 30 March 1918 and 29 March 1919.
Son of Susannah (nee BENNETT) HERBERT of Watford, and the late William Henry HERBERT.
His parents married 3 June 1895 at St Mary’s, Watford. William died 1913 in the Croydon, Surrey, district aged 39. Susannah died 19 July 1955 in Watford aged 83, and was buried 14 July in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford.
Edward was born 19 August 1896 in Watford, and baptised 16 September 1896 at St Mary’s, Watford. He attended first Callow Land Infants’ School, Watford; then Callowland Board School, Watford, from 11 January 1904 to 4 May 1906, and again from 12 June to 22 October 1906. He resided in Thornton Heath, Surrey.
On the 1901 Census, aged 4 he lived in Watford, with his mother and no siblings. On the 1911 Census, a schoolboy aged 14, he lived in Croydon, with his parents and no siblings.
UnitLewis Machine Gun Section, "A" Company, 2nd/4th Battalion
Date of death26/03/1917
Age at death20
Place of death
Notesserved as ALLEN E W H, also on the Borough Roll of Honour
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- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
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