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At Armstrong College, Herbert was preparing for his BSc. examination, intending to move into the teaching profession. He was known to all his friends as 'Bert' and was a committed Methodist. At Benwell Methodist Church, he was a Sunday school teacher and Christian Endeavourer, and for six years fulfilled the duties of Organist. He was said to have had a great influence with the young people who were drawn to his side by his winning personality. During the few months he was away, his letters home and to his friends all were expressive of his interest in the Church and those connected. Herbert died on 5th October 1916.
Herbert is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial in the Somme, France.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission. The War Graves Photographic Project. The University of Durham Roll of Service 1914 – 1919. Durham University Gazette, Vol II, 1912-1929. http://www.myprimitivemethodists.org.uk/page_id__1723_path__0p4p136p130p....
Sophie Anderton (Newcastle University) Ian Johnson (Newcastle University).
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