Phillip Herbert

Jan 23, 1880

Born in Beckenham, England


Nov 27, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion in Kingston, Ontario 

Ø      Number 59459 (temporary number 1126)

Ø      Next of kin given as Miss Nellie Herbert, sister, Rotha Copers Cope Rd., Beckenham, England

Ø      Previous occupation given as Labourer

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Congregationalist

Ø      Assigned to the Depot Company 

The battalion trained in the Kingston area through the winter with headquarters in the Kingston Armouries


May 6, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama in Montreal, Quebec


May 15, 1915

Disembarked in Devonport, England and the battalion proceeded to the West Sandling Camp, near Hythe, Kent to continue training


Sep 2, 1915

Transferred from the Depot Company to “C” Company


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St. Seiriol in Folkestone


Sep 15, 1915

Disembarked in Boulogne, France and the battalion proceeded to St. Omer


Oct 5, 1915

Sentenced to 2 days Field Punishment #2 for breaking into a private house


Jun 28, 1916

While the battalion was occupying trenches 33 to 38 in the Ypres Salient near the Bluff, Private Herbert was killed during an artillery and trench mortar barrage.  He was subsequently buried in the Bedford House Cemetery, Zillebeke, Belgium.

Following the war the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to his sister, Mrs. C. Stevenson, 21 Cendle Terrace, Monmouth, England 

The Plaque (Dead Man’s Penny) and Scroll were sent to his brother, R.W. Herbert, 7 Durban Rd., Beckenham, England 

There was no Memorial Cross issued


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