Herbert (Bert) Scales

Name

Herbert (Bert) Scales

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

04/10/1917
20

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Lance Corporal
51530
Manchester Regiment
21st Bn.

Awards

Not Yet Researched

Cemetery/Memorial

TYNE COT MEMORIAL
Panel 120 to 124 and 162 to 162A and 163A.
Belgium

UK Memorials

All Saints Church, Datchworth
Roll of Honour, All Saints Church, Datchworth

Pre War

Herbert was born in Datchworth in 1898, the son of Richard and Amy Scales, later recorded as of Holly Bush Cottages, Datchworth, Stevenage, Herts. In 1901 he was living with parents and known as Bert. His father was a ploughman. In 1911 he was described as "just left school". In army records it is said he lived in Stevenage, but this is probably a misinterpretation of his address which was "Datchworth, Stevenage, Herts"

Wartime Service

Enlisted at Hitchin and is said to have served in the Royal Field Artillery as 156707 and then the Manchester Regt. He became a Lance Corporal at 19.

Acknowledgments

June Colegrove, Adrian Pitts, Pat Bird