Herbert William Sexton

Name

Herbert William Sexton

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

30/10/1915
21

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Company Sergeant Major
935
Royal Engineers
1st/2nd East Anglian Field Company

Awards

1914 /15 Star, British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

PIETA MILITARY CEMETERY
D.1.1.
Malta

UK Memorials

Knebworth Village Memorial, Knebworth (old)
St. Martin’s Church Memorial, Knebworth (New)
St. Martin’s Church Roll of Honour, Knebworth (New)
St. Martin’s Church Framed Memorial, Knebworth (New)

Pre War

Bert Sexton was the third son of James & Elizabeth Sexton of “Homeleigh”, Gun Lane, Knebworth. He had been a former employee of the Great Northern Railway and a member of the Territorial Army, serving in the East Anglian Royal Engineers before the war.

Wartime Service

He was posted to the Dardenelles in July 1915, arriving their on the 16th August, and had been present at the Sulva Bay landings. He had two brothers who were also in the services, one in Gallipoli and one in Serbia. Bert died from the effects of Enteric Fever which he contracted whilst serving at Gallipoli.

Acknowledgments

Paul Johnson