Maddams, Herbert George Priest

Maddams, Herbert George Priest



Military History:


Suffolk Regiment

Lance Sergeant

Service Number:

Date of Enlisting

Date of death:


Cemetery/ Memorial:
Nine Elms British Cemetery, Poperinge, Arrondissment Ieper, West Flanders, Belgium

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


Herbert enlisted on 19th January 1907 at Melbourn, Cambridgeshire.  The 1911 census shows him in barracks with the ‘Arabia, Cyprus and Gibralta’ troops. During WWI Herbert was a Lance Sergeant with the Suffolk Regiment 4th Battalion, Regimental number 7514.  He served in the Western European Theatre of War, France and Flanders and died of wounds on 24th November 1917.

Herbert was awarded the Victory Medal and the British War Medal

Herbert is buried in the Nine Elms British Cemetery, Poperinge, Arrondissement Ieper (Ypres), West Flanders, Belgium, and is commemorated on the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour and the Ashwell War Memorial.



Family History:


Date of Birth:
Baptised 5.5.1889

Birth Place:
Biggleswade, Bedfordshire

Melbourn, Cambridgeshire



Herbert was born on in 1889 in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire and baptised on 5th May of that year. He was the third son of Thomas Priest Maddams and Kate Elizabeth (nee Cowley) Maddams. Herbert was a pupil of the Merchant Taylors School in Ashwell, Hertfordshire.

Herbert married Anne Anthony Cummings of Greenwich, Kent on 11th May 1917. They had two children, Frank Thomas Maddams born 2nd April 1916 and Eileen Ida Maddams born 11th August 1917.




Name:Herbert George Priest Maddams
Birth Place:Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
Residence:Melbourn, Cambridgeshire
Death Date:24.11.1917
Enlistment Place:Melbourn, Cambridgeshire
Regiment:Suffolk Regiment
Battalion:1/4th Battalion, 98 Brigade, 33 Division
Regimental Number:       7514
Type of Casualty:Died of Wounds
Theatre of War:Western Europe, France and Flanders

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