Image from 1917 Suffolk Chronicle & Mercury newspaper.

Born: 1887, Leicester, Leicestershire.

Died: 20th November 1917; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 40935.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 7th Battalion.

Formerly 1584, Suffolk Regiment.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 4.

Cambrai Memorial,






1891   14, Garfield Grove, Armley, Yorkshire.


Herbert was 4 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Charles Collard, 34, a Shoe Maker, born Wootton Courtney, Somersetshire.

Kate Elizabeth Collard (nee Dowsing), 29, born Ipswich.

Annie Neeve Collard, 3, born Leicester, Leicestershire – died 1903, Ipswich.

baby boy Collard, under 1 month, born Armley, – died 1891, Armley – Thomas.


1901   Hope Cottages, 3, Anglesea Road, Ipswich.


Herbert was 14 years old, worked at a Printer’s Factory. he was living with his widowed mother at the home of his maternal grandparents.

William Dowsing, 73, born Bredfield, Suffolk.

Emma E. Dowsing, 70, born Harleston, Norfolk.

Kate, 39.


1911   Hope Cottages, 3, Anglesea Road, Ipswich.


Herbert was 24 years old, a Printer’s Labourer – Printer. He was living with his mother & cousin at the home of his widowed grandmother.

Emma Dowsing, 80.

Kate, 49.

Edith Dowsing, 15, a Day Girl.


Herbert’s father, Charles Collard, died 1893, in the district of Armley, Yorkshire. His mother, Kate Elizabeth Collard, died 1913, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Lily Markham and Lucy Markham



Suffolk Regiment, 7th Battalion:

20th November 1917

Zero hour 03:00hrs attack along Bonavis Ridge by 12th Division. Tanks had moved up undeserved, three belts of barbed wire were crossed. The 7th Suffolk’s and 5th Berkshire regiment part of the 35th Brigade had rapidly advanced and overrun the Hindenburg trench system. They encountered an obstinate resistance from Lateau wood area from sheltered German batteries where fierce fighting involving infantry and tanks throughout the morning finally took the enemy guns. Up to 30th November where a large German counter attack took place the Battalion would amount 232 casualties.

Suffolk Regiment Battalion movements

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