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Herbert was born in Daybrook in 1888, son of John and Ada Ann Gent. In the 1911 Cencus the family are shown living in Daybrook. Herbert is single and working as a coal miner (hewer) and has two siblings.
23 Apr 1917
1558199 - CWGC Website
16th Bn Manchester Regiment
He enlisted in Nottingham into the Sherwood Foresters having the service number 22731. At some time during his service (possibly after he had been wounded and was returning to the front) he was posted to the 16th Battalion The Manchester Regiment. The probability is that at the time of his posting the Manchester’s were in desperate need of reinforcements and Herbert fell into this category. It was during the attack on Cherisy on the 23rd April 1917, that Herbert was killed in action, we will never know if his death was as a result of machine-gun fire or by enemy shell fire.
His name is commemorated on the Arras Memorial
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