Remembered with honour Watford (Vicarage Road) Cemetery: Plot F, Row 4, Grave 198.
He originally enlisted 21 August 1912; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 19 December 1914, and was discharged 19 November 1915 due to sickness. The Silver War Badge was issued 2 March 1917. Unfortunately, Herbert’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
Son of the late William James and Annie Elizabeth (nee ROBINSON) THORLEY.
His parents married 6 July 1884 at St John’s, Trent Vale, Staffs. William died 1898 in the Stafford district aged 37; Annie died 1908 in the Stoke on Trent, Staffs, district aged 44.
Herbert was born 1893 in Stoke on Trent, and possibly baptised 2 November 1899 at Sts Mary and Chad, Longton, Staffs. He died in Watford, and was buried 7 May.
On the 1901 Census, aged 7 he lived in Longton, with his [widowed] mother and four siblings. On the 1911 Census, a drawer in a pottery aged 17, he still lived in Longton, with his sister and brother-in-law.
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