Born: 1863, St. Peter’s, Ipswich.

Died: 2nd December 1900; age: 36; Died of Influenza & Heart Failure, at Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa.

Residence: 40, Emlen Street, Ipswich.

Occupation: a Shoe Maker at Messrs. Johnson, Clark & Parker Ltd., Princes Street, Ipswich.

Enlistment date: 13th February 1900.


Service: Herbert’s duty was at No. 11 General Hospital, Kimberley.


Rank: Sergeant; Service Number: 13562.

Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps, South Africa Field Force.




1871   55, Station Road, Ipswich.


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

John Dykes, 41, a Shoe Maker, born Buxhall, Suffolk.

(Betsy) Elizabeth Dykes (nee Mills), 40, born Stowmarket, Suffolk.

Ellen Dykes, 13, born Ipswich.

Julia Mary Dykes, 11, born Ipswich.

Thomas Samuel Dykes, 6, born Ipswich.

Minnie Dykes, 3, born Ipswich.

Edward Charles Dykes, 10 months, born Ipswich.


1881   Nelson Road, Ipswich.


Herbert was 19 years old, a Shoe Maker. He was boarding at the home of his maternal uncle, 37 year old, Benjamin Mills, a Platelayer – Railway, and aunt & cousins.


1891   28, St. Margaret’s Green, Ipswich.


Herbert was 28 years old, a Shoe Maker. He was married and Head of the Household.

Mary, 30.

Joseph, 8.

Herbert, 3.


Herbert’s mother, Elizabeth Dykes died 1880, Ipswich.


Herbert married Mary Anne Potter, born 1861, Rushmere St. Andrew, Suffolk.

They had 3 children:

Joseph John Bertie Dykes, born 1882, Ipswich – died 1903, Ipswich.

Herbert Victor Dykes, born 1888, Ipswich.

May Mina Dykes, born January 1892, St. Margaret’s, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Mary A. Dykes – widow.

The Boer War.

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