Fred Herbert (1897-1917)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

HERBERT, FRED. Private. No 241120. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Hey Laithe Farm, Marsden, 25.12.1897. Son of Robert and Elizabeth Herbert, West Street, Lindley. Educated Moldgreen Church of England School. Employed as a teaser by Messrs John Lockwood and Sons Limited, of Milnsbridge. Single. Enlisted May 1915. Embarked for France in January, 1917. Reported missing at the Battle of Bullecourt, 3.5.1917, and afterwards presumed to have been killed on that date. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall; Marsden War Memorial.
Brother of Private ROBERT HERBERT died of wounds, 15.9.1916.

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