Born: 1892, Offton, Suffolk.

Died: 5th November 1914; age 22; KiA.

Residence: Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 17th August 1914.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 3077

Regiment: Household Cavalry & Cavalry of the Line, ‘C’ Squadron, 16th Lancers (The Queens).


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star + Clasp.


Grave Reference:

Panel 5.

Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial,




Relatives Notified: Son of Harriet Hart (formerly Syrett), of 101, Fore Street, Ipswich & the late John Syrett.




1901   99, Felixstowe Road, Ipswich.


Herbert was 8 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

John Syrett, 48, a Paraplegic – Invalid Blacksmith, born Mendlesham, Suffolk.

Harriet Syrett (nee Presland), 47, born Hessett, Suffolk.

John Henry Syrett, 25, a Brewer’s Drayman, born Offton, Suffolk.

Ernest Fernando Syrett, 22, a General Labourer, born Offton.

Ethel Mary Syreet, 12, born Offton.


1911   42, Myrtle Road, Ipswich.


Herbert was 18 years old, a Soldier in the 16th Lancer’s. He was living with his parents.

John, 59.

Harriet, 58.

2 lodgers.

Household Cavalry & Cavalry of the Line, ‘C’ Squadron

16th Lancers (The Queens).


A family Note:

“Herbert Syrett was a direct relation of my grandfather, Arthur H Syrett (my mother`s father). One of his brothers was also named Herbert.

I have been fortunate enough to visit Menin Gate to pay respects to Herbert and are thankful that his name is also inscribed on the Cenotaph at Christchurch Park. Herbert is not forgotten, nor are those who gave so much for our freedom.” Robert Pearson



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