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  •  Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
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Carlton Nottingham
Herbert was born in 1890 at Carlton and was the son of the late William a gas stoker and Frances Comery née Norman of 12 Crown Sreet Blue Bell Hill Nottingham. His father William was born in 1860 at Carlton and died in 1906 aged 49 yrs (sic) his mother Frances Norman was born in 1863 at Carlton, they were married in 1882 at Nottingham and went on to have the following children, Florence b1884, Gertrude b1885, Herbert b1890, William b1892, Harold b1895, John b1897 and Frederick b1899 all were born in Nottingham. In the 1911 census the family are living at 12 Crown Street, Blue Bell Hill, Nottingham and are shown as Frances 49 yrs a widow she is living with her children, Herbert 21 yrs a skin cleaner, William 19 yrs a box cutter, Harold 16 yrs a lace assistant, John 14 yrs an errand boy and Frederick 12 yrs a scholar. Herbert married his wife Ethel Jeffery in Nottingham in 1914 they lived at 7 Lincoln Terrace Hawkesley Road Hyson Green Nottingham.
In 1911 he was a skin cleaner.
25 Aug 1917
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Private
114th Coy Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Private Herbert Comery, enlisted at Nottingham and initially served with the service number 53941 in the Sherwood Foresters Regiment. He was serving with the 144th Company Machine Gun Corps, when he died of wounds on 26th August 1917. [1] He is buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery. [1] The Commonwealth War Graves Commission and 'Soldiers Died' show his death taking place the previous day. The register of the disposal of his personal effects agrees with the date given in the family notices.
His brother Lance Corporal William Comery, “D” Company, 2nd Battalion Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment, was taken prisoner on 20th October 1914. He was transferred for internment in Holland on 4th March 1918. Two further brothers also served - Pte. Frederick Comery, Labour Corps, and Pte. Harold Comery, South Notts. Hussars. In memoriam published 26th August 1918 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “COMERY. – In loving memory of my dear husband, Pte. H. Comery, of Sneinton, died of wounds August 26th, 1917. Gone from our homes, but not our hearts, the one we loved so well; if we could have raised his dying head, and heard his last farewell, the parting would not have been so hard, for those who loved him dear, but only those who have lost can tell what pain it is to bear. Ever in our thoughts. – Wife, mother, and family, also brother William (now a prisoner of war). “COMERY. – In loving memory of my dear brother Herbert, M.G.C., killed in action August 26th, 1917. Gone, but not forgotten. – Loving brother Jack (Mesopotamia).” Above is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  •  Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    Herbert Comery - Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium. Courtesy of Murray Biddle