Private Gerald Horatio Herbert
3048 1st Welsh Guards
Killed in Action 31st July 1917
Lived at 10 Carter Street
Buried in Artillery Wood Cemetery, Belgium
Burnley Express 18th August 1917

ONE OF THE BRAVE GUARDS (Burnley Express 18th August 1917)

One of the brave Welsh Guards who laid down his life on July 31st was Pte. (3048) Gerald Herbert, whose wife, living with her son, at 10, Carter-street, Burnley, has been officially informed that he was killed in action. An Oxfordshire man, he came to Burnley nineteen or twenty years ago and had all along been employed at Massey’s Burnley Brewery. He was 37 years of age, enlisted on September 1st last year, and went out about Christmas. He had been very closely identified with St. James’s Church and Sunday School and was one of the members of the school cricket team at one period. He has two brothers serving, one in China and one in Salonika.
The manner in which he met his death is described in a letter from another Burnley soldier to a relative, in which he says (writing from hospital) : “ Am sorry to say that my old pal Jerry got killed in the advance on the last day in July. Corpl. Sharples told me that he had no pain as it was so sudden, a whiz-bang hitting him and killing him instantly. He was one of a party on trench mortars. “


 



 

 

 

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