Born: 1891, Battersea, London.

Died: 20th July 1918; age: 27; KiA – near La Forêt de Nieppe.

Residence: Knighton, Hampton Road, Worcester Park, Surrey.

Joined the 1st Battalion – 27th September 1917.


Rank: 2nd Lieutenant.

Regiment: Bedfordshire Regiment, 1st Battalion – Artists Rifles.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 4.

Ploegsteert Memorial,






1891   37, Northcote Road, Battersea, London.


Herbert was 3 months old and living with his parents & siblings.

George Thomas Cornelius, a Stationer – employer, born Colchester, Essex.

Annette Cornelius (nee Finch), 41, born Colchester.

George William Cornelius, 19, a Stationer’s Assistant, born Dalston, London.

Percival Cornelius, 16, a Boy Clerk – Post Office, born Peckham, London.

Annette Estelle Cornelius, 7, born Battersea.


1901   33, Tavern Street, Ipswich.


Herbert was 10 years old and living with his parents & sister.

George, 55, a Toy Dealer – employer – at home.

Annette, 51.

Annette, 17.


1911   4, Spanish Road, Wandsworth, London.


Herbert was 20 years old, a Civil Servant – 2nd Division – Board & Trade. He was a Boarder at the home of 58 year old, widow Sarah Ann Pople.


Herbert attended Ipswich School – entered 1902.


On the 11th August 1917, at Ealing Wesleyan Chapel, Ealing, Middlesex, Herbert married Margaret Blanche Askew, born 1894, Clapham, London.


Soldiers’ Effects to Margaret Blanche Cornelius – widow.


Probate to Margaret Blanche Cornelius – widow.

Herbert is remembered on Ipswich School war memorial.


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