Herbert Hey (1887-1915)

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:

HEY, HERBERT. Private. No 7/1912. 'B' Company, 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Thomas Street, Lindley, 2.11.1887. Son of Joseph and Alice Ann Hey, 51 Thomas Street, Lindley. Educated Lindley Church of England School. Employed as a card grinder by Messrs Joseph Sykes Brothers, Acre Mills, Lindley. Single. Enlisted 4.9.1914. Was wounded in the head on 20.8.1915. Was taken to the 15th Casualty Clearing Station, where he died of his wounds on 20.8.1915. Buried HAZEBROUCK COMMUNAL CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row G, Grave 13. Nurse G. M. Allen, the sister-in-charge of the hospital, wrote to his parents, stating that, Private Hey was so badly wounded that he had little chance from the first but she thought he had not suffered much.
ROH:- St. Stephen's Church, Lindley; Lindley Zion Wesleyan Church; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission