Born: 13th March 1885, Ipswich.

Died: 12th May 1917; age 32; KiA – Poperinge.

Residence: New Southgate.

Occupation: Bicycle Accessories Manufacturers and Dealers, of Coventry House, South Place, London.

Enlistment Location: London.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 513002

Regiment: London Regiment (London Scottish), 1st/14th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Memorial Reference:

Bay 10.

Arras Memorial,

Pas de Calais,





1891   61, Lacey Street, Ipswich.


Herbert was 6 years old and living with his parents & brothers.

Joseph Stephen Popplewell, 45, an Engine Maker’s Turner, born Ipswich.

Elizabeth Mary Popplewell (nee Carswell), 49, born Whitechapel, London.

John William Popplewell, 17, a Grocer’s Assistant, born Ipswich.

Arthur Charles Popplewell, 12, born Ipswich.


1901   61, Lacey Street, Ipswich.


Herbert was 16 years old, an Iron Monger’s Apprentice. He was living with his parents & brother.

Joseph, 55, Living on own Means.

Elizabeth, 59.

Arthur, 22, an Engine Turner.


1911   28, Brownlow Road, New Southgate, Middlesex.


Herbert was 26 years old, a Manufacturer’s Agent – Cycle & Motor Accessories. He was living with his brother & his family.

Walter Popplewell, 40, a Buyer – Cycle Accessories, born Bermondsey, London.

Elizabeth Ellen Ann Popplewell (nee Biss), 28, born Plymouth, Devon.

Walter Robert Popplewell, 3, born Plymouth.

Roger Stephen Popplewell, 2, born New Southgate, Middlesex.

1 general domestic servant.


Herbert’s mother, Elizabeth Mary Popplewell died in February 1909, Ipswich.


In 1916, at St. Peter’s Church, Plymouth, Devon, Herbert married, Fanny Louisa Cole, born March 1889, Stoke Damerel, Devon – daughter of Henry & Louisa Cole.


Soldiers’ Effects to Fanny Louisa Popplewell – widow.


Herbert is also remembered on the war memorial at Museum Street Methodist Church, Ipswich.


London Regiment (London Scottish), 1st/14th Battalion



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