Clements, Herbert George

Clements, Herbert George

 

 

Military History:

Regiment:                              
Royal Field Artillery (Territorial Force)

Rank:                                     
Driver

Service Number:                    
890489

Date of Enlisting:
9.1915

Date of death:                        
7.12.1968

Cemetery/ Memorial:            
Not known

UK Cemetery/Memorial:
St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour

 

Herbert George (Regimental Number 890489) and his friend Sidney Walter Worboys (Regimental Number 890488) enlisted together in September 1915 with the Royal Field Artillery, Territorial Force. They saw active service  in Gallipoli and in 1917 the 386th Battery 30th Brigade was in Mesopotamia where many of the soldiers died of disease.  Both Herbert and Sidney survived the war and Herbert died on 7 December 1968 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire.

Herbert was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

He is commemorated on the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour.

 

Family History:

 

Date of Birth:                1st quarter 1888

Birth Place:                   Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Residence:                   Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Marriage:                      29.10.1921

 

Herbert George was born in Ashwell Hertfordshire in the first quarter of 1888, the eldest son of Herbert and Anna Maria (nee Reynolds) Clements.  He was a pupil at the Merchant Taylors School in Ashwell.

The 1911 census shows him as a farm labourer.

Herbert married Mary Philomena Reynolds on 29th October 1921. They had two children, Mary Elizabeth and Herbert Christopher both born on 13 December 1923.

At the time of his death on 7th December 1968 Herbert was living at Buttway Cottages, Ashwell, Hertfordshire.

Two of Herbert’s brothers served in the War, Charles William and Harold Christopher, both survived.

 

Commentary:

Name:Herbert George Clements
Birth Place:Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Residence:Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Death Date:7.12.1968
Enlistment Place:Not known
Rank:Driver
Regiment:Royal Field Artillery, Territorial Force
Battalion:365th Battery, 30th Brigade
Regimental Number:    890489
Type of Casualty:Survived
Theatre of War:Balkans: Gallipoli, and Asia: Mesopotamia

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