Herbert George Brewster

Name

Herbert George Brewster

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

24/07/1916
21

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Sergeant
1718
Hertfordshire Regiment
1st Company, 1st Bn.

Awards

Not Yet Researched

Cemetery/Memorial

BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY
VIII. A. 143.
France

UK Memorials

Hertford Town Memorial
All Saints Church Memorial, Hertford
Hertford Grammar Memorial - now Richard Hale School, Hertford
Hertford Working Men’s Club (Now Sloppy Joe’s Bar)

Pre War

Born in 1895 son of William Henry and Helen Brewster, of 62 Fore Street, Hertford. He worked in the family’s shop in Fore Street as a fishmonger.

Wartime Service

Enlisted at Hertford on 1 May 1911 as a Territorial and attended annual camp. Embodied on 5 Aug 1914 as a Lance Corporal and was promoted to Corporal on 18 Sep 1914, embarked at Southampton on 5 Nov 1914 and was acting Lance Sergeant from 14 Jan 1915. He was wounded by a gunshot to the right cheek on 11 May 1915 and was admitted to hospital at Boulogne and repatriated to England. He re-entered France on 23 Feb 1916 at Rouen, joined the battalion in the field on 14 Mar 1916 and died of wounds in 13th General Hospital in Boulogne.

Acknowledgments

Malcolm Lennox