Herbert Charles Cornhill


Herbert Charles Cornhill


First World War

Date of Death / Age


Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Royal Warwickshire Regiment
8th Bn.


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United Kingdom

UK Memorials

Broxbourne Town Memorial
St Augustine’s Church Memorial, Broxbourne
Hoddesdon and Rye Park Town Memorial
St Catherine and St Paul’s Church Memorial, Hoddesdon

Pre War

Born in 1881 in Broxbourne son of James and Harriet Cornhill and living in Spital Brook, Hoddesdon in 1901 and in High Road, Broxbourne in 1911 with his wife Jessie. He was a groom gardener. Jessie died in 1916 and he then married Margaret Ann Craigie in Warwick (later living in 55, Alma Road, St. Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia).

Wartime Service

Enlisted at Coventry, Warwickshire Private 6716 when living in 12 Wallace Street, Warwick on 6 Dec 1915, entered France via Southampton on 26 Apr 1917 and joined his battalion on 14 May. He sustained a gunshot wound to the left arm in action on 8 Jun 1917 and returned to England on 26 Jun 1917. He then returned to France on 14 Dec 1917 and was wounded in action again on 30 Aug 1918. He returned to England on 6 Apr and died of acute septicaemia in the Beaufort War Hospital, Bristol.

Additional Information

Brother of Private William Cornhill who died of wounds on 29 Mar 1918 and of Private Arthur John Cornhill who was killed in action on 18 Nov 1916 and who are also commemorated on these memorials.


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