Herbert Henry Morgan

Name

Herbert Henry Morgan

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

11/06/1918
33

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Gunner
33202
Royal Field Artillery
'A' Battery, 177th Brigade

Awards

1914 (Mons) Star, British War and Victory Medals

Cemetery/Memorial

AIRE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
Plot III, Row B, Grave 28.
France

UK Memorials

Watford Borough Roll of Honour,
Wesleyan (Bushey & Oxhey Methodist) Church Memorial, Oxhey,
Stanmore War Memorial, Middlesex

Pre War

Son of Robert Henry and Matilda Sarah (nee DUKES) MORGAN; husband of Daisy (nee ELEMENT) MORGAN of Stanmore, Middx.

His parents married 9 October 1884 at St Andrew’s, Watford.  Matilda died 1925 in Bushey, Herts, aged 59, and was buried 7 May at St James’, Bushey; Robert died 1955 in Oxhey, Herts, aged 93, and was buried 7 September, also at St James.

Herbert Henry Morgan was born 1885 in Bushey, and married 1908 in the Watford district; they had two children.  He worked as a carter for the London and North Western Railway.

On the 1891 Census, aged 6 he lived at 24 Villiers Road. Bushey, with his parents and one sibling.  On the 1901 Census, a baker’s assistant aged 16, he was a boarder in Watford. On the 1911 Census, a vanman with a railway company aged 26, he lived at The Croft Cottage, Old Church Lane, Stanmore, with his wife and two children.

Wartime Service

He enlisted in Woolwich as Gunner 33202 with the Royal Field Artillery and served in France. and was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914 Star medals, his qualifying date being 23 August 1914, and died of wounds received in action.  

Additional Information

There is an article about and a Death announcement for Herbert in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 22 June 1918; plus In Memoriams in the issue dated 14 June 1919.
After his death he was recorded as the husband of Mrs. D. Morgan, of 1, Kirby Cottages, Church Rd., Stanmore, Middx.

Unfortunately, Herbert’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.

Acknowledgments

Dianne Payne - www.busheyworldwarone.org.uk, Jonty Wild, Sue Carter (Research) and Watford Museum (ROH on line via www.ourwatfordhistory.org.uk)