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Born third quarter 1885. His parents were John and Mary Ann Monsheimer (nee Adcock). His father was born in Nassau, Germany, which may account for him having served under an alias. On the 1891 census his father is listed as an embroiderer. By the 1901 census his father has died and he is living with his widowed mother at 19 Marcus Street, Lenton. On the 1911 census, he is listed as being married to Maggie Monsheimer and living at 41 Marcus Street, Lenton. The 1911 Census shows he has three sons Herbert, William and John
On the 1901 census he is listed as errand boy. On the 1911 census he is listed as a general labourer living on Marcus Street.
23 Oct 1914
48422 - CWGC Website
41 Marcus Street, Lenton, Nottingham
1st Bn Northumberland Fusiliers
Known in the army as William A. Adcock (his maternal grandfather's name), Herbert Monsheimer enlisted on 9th January 1903 and was sent to France as part of a reinforcement draft on 12th September 1914 (possibly as a reservist). On 23 October 1914, at No13 General Hospital Herbert died of wounds he had received a few days earlier at Herlies. The War Diary records that on the 20th October 1914 the battalion were heavily shelled and that the Germans launched 'half hearted' attacks during the morning and afternoon. He is buried at Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France 3.A.4.
His serial number suggests that he enlisted early in 1903 and that, together with his early date entered into theatre, suggests he was a recalled reservist. If he did serve previously, it has yet to be established whether he served as Adcock or Monsheimer. He may have only used Adcock only when war was declared. Nottingham Post report (abridged), 5 November 1914 with photograph: 'Private H Monsheimer Northumberland Fusiliers, 41 Marcus Street, Lenton, died of wounds at Boulogne, October 23rd.' His son William Ernest was killed whilst serving in World War II with 426 Battery, 107 (The South Notts Hussars) Regt., Royal Horse Artillery on 6th June 1942 aged 33 and is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial. Nottingham Evening Post notice (abridged), 27 October 1914: 'Monsheimer. Killed in action October 23rd, Private Herbert Monsheimer, Northumberland Fusiliers.'
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  • Herbert Monsheimer - Nottingham Evening Post
    Herbert Monsheimer - Herbert Monsheimer - Nottingham Evening Post
  • Buried at Bologne Eastern Cemetery. Known as W.Adcock
    Herbert Monsheimer - Buried at Bologne Eastern Cemetery. Known as W.Adcock