Westerman, Herbert George

Westerman, Herbert George

 

 

Military History:

Regiment:
Northumberland Fusiliers

Rank:
Private

Regimental Number:
267046

Date of Enlisting:
30.10.1915

Date of death:
8.9.1952

Cemetery/ Memorial:
Ashwell Cemetery, Hertfordshire

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

 

Herbert enlisted with the Northumberland Fusiliers on 30th October 1915. He served with the 80th Territorial Force under Regimental numbers 7244, 7563 and 267046, and saw active service on the Western Front, France.  He received a gunshot wound and was discharged on 25th November 1918.

Herbert was awarded the Victory Medal, the British War Medal and the Silver War Badge.

Herbert died in Ashwell on 8th September 1952.

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

 

Family History:

 

Date of Birth:
3rd quarter 1896

Birth Place:
Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Residence:
Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Marriage:
Single

 

Herbert was the eldest son of Herbert George and Nellie Sarah Jane (nee Westerman) Westerman born at Ashwell, Hertfordshire in the 3rd quarter of 1896. He was a pupil at the Merchant Taylors School in Ashwell. The 1911 census records him as a bottle washer in a brewery in Ashwell.

It appears he never married as his will leaves his estate to his mother Nellie S J Westerman.

Herbert died in Ashwell on 8th September 1952.

Herbert’s brother Ernest also saw active service in the War and survived.

 

Commentary:

 

 

Name:Herbert George Westerman
Birth Place:Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Residence:Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Death Date:8.9.1952
Enlistment Place: 
Rank:Private
Regiment:Northumberland Fusiliers
Battalion:80th Territorial Force.
Regimental Number:      267046
Formerly 7244, 7563
Type of Casualty:Survived
Theatre of War:Western Europe, France and Flanders

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