Shervington/Shervinton, W H B
WILLIAM HUGH BYAM SHERVINGTON
Remembered with honour Thiepval Memorial: Pier and Face 2C.
He was formerly Private 7202 17th Lancers and/or C Company 8th Reserve Cavalry Regiment, and joined at Woolwich 2 September 1914. He served at Home 2 September 1914 to 15 March 1915. He was discharged on appointment to a temporary commission to the Bedfordshire Regiment 20 (or 18) March 1915: a cattle rancher [sic] aged 25, 5’8″ tall, next-of-kin his mother of Oxhey, Herts. He was posted to the 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment 4 March 1916, was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and was killed in action on 15* July 1916 in the front line near Maricourt, when the Battalion cookhouse was shelled.
Son of Laura (nee MUNRO) SHERVINTON of Broadstairs, Kent, and the late Colonel St Leger SHERVINTON.
His parents married 18 April 1882 in Durban, Natal, South Africa. Charles died 19 April 1898 in St James’, London, aged 45; Laura died 16 November 1931 in Broadstairs aged 70.
William was born c1890 in Antananarivo, Madagascar.
On the 1891 Census, he is probably still living in Madagascar. On the 1901 Census, aged 13 he lived in Dunstable, Beds, with his widowed mother and four siblings. On the 1911 Census, he is proving elusive.
Unit9th Battalion, attached 6th Battalion
Date of death18*/07/1916
Age at death26
Place of death
NotesHis brother Thomas died 26 September 1916 and also features on this Roll of Honour
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- 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)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)