Herbert Brace

Name

Herbert Brace

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

18/07/1916
21

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
2882
Hertfordshire Regiment
"C" Company, 1st Bn.

Awards

Not Yet Researched

Cemetery/Memorial

LONGUENESSE (ST. OMER) SOUVENIR CEMETERY
IV. A. 3.
France

UK Memorials

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

Pre War

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.

Wartime Service

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.

Acknowledgments

Malcolm Lennox, “Lest We Forget – Much Hadham 1914-18” by Richard Maddams (Much Hadham Forge Museum)