LONGUENESSE (ST. OMER) SOUVENIR CEMETERY
IV. A. 3. France
St Thomas' Mission Hall, Green Tye St Thomas' Church Memorial, Perry Green Much Hadham Village Memorial St Andrew’s Church Memorial, Much Hadham Stone Bench Plaque, Much Hadham Hertfordshire Regiment Memorial, All Saint’s Church, Hertford
Born on 23 Jan 1895 and christened on 17 Mar 1895 in Much Hadham son of Charles and Mary Brace of "Peacocks," Much Hadham, Hertfordshire. In 1911 he was living with his widowed mother in Green Tye and working as an apprentice carpenter. Enlisted at Bishop’s Stortford.
For the first three days in July 1916, the Hertfordshire Regiment were stationed in the trenches at sub sector Jeune De Bois. They suffered four casualties during this time, but there were no more until July 19th. Herbert died of wounds in No. 7 General Hospital at St Omer. At the time he was attached to the 2nd/4th Bn. Gloucester Regiment.
Malcolm Lennox, “Lest We Forget – Much Hadham 1914-18” by Richard Maddams (Much Hadham Forge Museum)