Herbert Edward Dymott

Date of birth: 1891
Place of birth: New Forest, Hampshire
Date of birth: Summer 1910
Place of birth: Fordingbridge, Hampshire
Service No.: 7840
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment / Division: Hampshire Reigment
Battalion: 2nd Battalion
Died: 6th August 1915 aged 23 / 24 years
Death location: Insert data

 

Life before the War
Herbert was born in 1891 in Hythe, Hampshire.  The 1901 census records him living in Arborfield, Berkshire which his mother Frances and brother Alfred.

Herbert married his wife Minnie in 1910 and by the time of the 1911 census the couple were living at Down Farm, Rockborne, Salisbury where Herbert was employed as a Carter.  No occupation is shown for Minnie.

Military  Service
Herbert was a reservist at the start of the War and once hostilities had started he was drafted to France and took part in the retreat from Mons and later engagements.  Towards the end of 1914 he was invalided home having suffered a severe bayonet wound whilst in action.  Upon recovering he was sent to Gallipoli where he was killed in action on 6th August 1915.  He is remembered on the Helles Memorial,  Panel 125-134, 223-226, 228-229 and 328.  The Helles Memorial stands at the tip of the Gallipoli Peninsula, it lists nearly 21,000 casualties lost during this campaign.  Over 30 metres high the obelisk can be seen by ships passing through the Dardanelles.

Herbert was entitled to the Mons Star, General Service and Victory Medals.  His sacrifice is also commemorated  on the Supplementary 1920 Roll of Honour.

 

Researcher: Jan Thorn
Published.: 18th May 2014
Updated: Insert dates here

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