Crookes MID, Herbert Clifford

BORN HULL 1883. SON OF JOSEPH & MARY ELIZABETH, OF 39 DOVER STREET, HULL. MARRIED AT ALL SAINTS CHURCH, HULL, ON 23/06/1913. HIS WIFE ADA PARKER, LIVED AT 12 KIMBERLEY STREET, HULL (CWGC ADDRESS), WITH THEIR SON, FRANK (BORN 26/01/1914). EMPLOYED AS A CLERK AND TIMEKEEPER. HE HAD PREVIOUSLY SERVED IN THE 3RD COLDSTREAM GUARDS BATTALION, FOR 12 YEARS. HE RE-ENLISTED AT HULL, ON 16/11/1914, AGED 31 YEARS AND 5 MONTHS. HIS ARMY RECORDS, DESCRIBE HIM, AS 5 FOOT 8 INCHES TALL, 186 LBS WEIGHT, 38 INCH CHEST, ‘GOOD’ PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT AND “VERY GOOD” CHARACTER. HE JOINED THE HULL SPORTSMEN BATTALION, THE 13TH EAST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT. TRAINED AT BEVERLEY AND RIPON. WAS PROMOTED TO COMPANY SERGEANT MAJOR, ON 29/05/1915. SERVED IN EGYPT FROM 15/12/1915. POSTED TO FRANCE ON 08/03/1916. SAW ACTION AT THE BATTLES OF SERRE AND OPPY WOOD. WOUNDED BY A BULLET IN THE ELBOW. MENTIONED IN DISPATCHES (MID). WOUNDED AGAIN ON 18/08/1918. INVALIDED TO SHEFFIELD GENERAL HOSPITAL. DEMOBILIZED ON 27/02/1919. DIED OF GAS WOUNDS, ON 03/03/1919, AGED 35. HE IS BURIED AT HULL WESTERN CEMETERY WITH 493 CWGC SERVICEMEN..


First name:
HERBERT CLIFFORD
Military Number:
13/32
Rank:
Company Sergeant Major
Date Died
30/03/1919
Place died:
Hull Western Cemetery, East Yorkshire, UK
Age:
35
12 , KIMBERLEY STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK