HERBERT FLORY

 

 

Born: 8th February 1892, Farnborough, Hampshire

Died: 7th June 1915; age 23; KiA – near the Dardanelles.

Residence: 43, Fitzroy Street, Ipswich.

 Occupation: Herbert served a seven years apprenticeship at Cowells, in the Butter Market.

Enlistment Date: 15th September 1914.

 

Rank: Private; Service Number: CH/218/S;

Service Branch: Royal Marine Light Infantry. Chatham Battalion, R.N. Division.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & Star.

 

Memorial Reference:

Panel 2 to 7,

Helles Memorial,

Turkey.

 

Relatives Notified and Address: Son of Mrs. Sarah Flory, of 43, Fitzroy Street, Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

 

1901   14, Brunswick Road, Ipswich, Suffolk.

 

Herbert was 9 years old and living with his mother & siblings

Sarah Emma Flory (nee Wilson), 34; born Rushmere, Suffolk.

George Alfred William Flory, 6, born Ipswich.

Daisy May Flory, 4, born Ipswich.

Alice Mary Flory, 3, born Ipswich.

William Cornelius Flory, 1, born Ipswich.

 

1911   42, Parade Road, Ipswich, Suffolk

 

Herbert was 19 and an apprentice Machine Ruler. He was living with his mother & siblings

Sarah, 43, a widow, and a Charwoman.

George, 16, a Bootmakers Errand Boy.

Daisy, 14, an Assistant Sock Maker.

Alfred Flory, 7, born Ipswich.

 

Herbert’s father was George Thomas Flory, he was in the Royal Artillery and died in 1906.

 

Mrs. Sarah Flory, of 43, Fitzroy Street, Ipswich, received news on the 26th June that her son, Herbert Flory, had been killed in action near the Dardanelles on the 7th June. The deceased was the eldest son of the late George Flory; he served a seven years apprenticeship at Cowells, in the Butter Market, and played in the Casuals football team. He enlisted in the R.M.L.I. (Chatham Division) last September. Evening Star – Tuesday, 29th June 1915

 

Herbert is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Margaret’s Church, Ipswich.

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Royal Marine Light Infantry:

http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/order-of-battle-of-divisions/63rd-royal-naval-division/royal-marine-deployment-to-gallipoli/

http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/order-of-battle-of-divisions/63rd-royal-naval-division/

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