Born: 1895, Ipswich.

Died: 16th November 1914; age 19; died of Wounds received in action – Gun Shot Wound to the head and Asthenia, at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley, Hampshire.

Informant – E. Hewitt, Chief Resident Officer, for the Royal Victoria Hospital

Residence: 50, Ann Street, Ipswich.

Occupation: a Pointsman.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich; Date: 26th June 1913.

Date of Entry Therein: 10th September 1914.


Rank: Lance Corporal; Service Number: 5102

Regiment: The Rifle Brigade, 3rd Battalion.


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


Laid to rest on the 19th November 1914.

Grave Reference:

Church of England Section 1639.

Netley Military Cemetery,





1901   4, Cumberland Street, Ipswich.


Herbert was 5 years old and living with with parents & brothers.

William John Read, 28, a Leather Packer, born Ipswich.

Caroline Martha Lily Read (nee Dawkins), 31, born Islington, London.

William Charles Read, 6, born Ipswich.

Frederick James Read, 11 months, born Ipswich.


1911   50, Ann Street, Ipswich.


Herbert was 16 years old, a Baker. He was living with his parents & siblings.

William, 38, a Leather Packer – Leather Merchant.

Caroline, 40.

William, 17, an Outfitter Porter.

Frederick, 10.

Lily May read, 9, born Ipswich.

Ernest Edward Read, 8 months, born Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Caroline M. Read – mother.


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


 The Rifle Brigade, 3rd Battalion

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