Born: 1877, Ealing, Middlesex.

Died: 9th March 1902; age: 25; Died of Enteric Fever at Ermelo, Mpumalanga, South Africa.

Enlistment Date: 15th January 1902, at Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 2379.

Regiment: Johannesburg Mounted Rifles, South Africa Field Force.


Clasp Awarded: Transvaal + South Africa 1902 medal – issued to his father – 26th November 1903.




1881   Hawthorn Villa, Sussex Road, Ealing, Middlesex.


Herbert was 3 years old and living with his parents & brother.

Herbert Hanks, 29, a Salesman & Decorator, born Marylebone, Middlesex.

Anna Louisa Hanks (nee Wenham), 28, born Alfriston, East Sussex.

Harold Douglas Hanks, 9 months, born Ealing.

1 visitor.

1 general domestic servant.


Soldiers’ Effects to Herbert Hanks – father, of Berners Street, City of Westminster, West End of London.

A 1910 advert for the family business.

The Boer War.

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