Herbert is not commemorated on the war memorial at Christchurch Park, Ipswich.


Born: 5th November 1896, Lock Tavern, St. Peter’s, Ipswich.

Died: 22nd May 1940; age: 43; KiA.

Residence: Norwich, Norfolk.

Occupation: Metal Spray Operator.


Rank: Lance Bombardier; Service Number: 1043091.

Regiment: Royal Artillery, 10 W. T. Army Observation Unit.


Grave Reference:

British Plot A.7.

Bodø Cemetery,



Relatives Notified and Address: Son of Herbert Charles & Isabel Westgate; husband of Catherine Westgate, of Norwich, Norfolk.




1901   Lock Tavern, New Cut East, St. Peter’s, Ipswich.


Herbert was 4 years old and living with his parents, siblings and widowed paternal grandmother.

Herbert Charles Westgate, 34, a Tavern Keeper – own account, born St. Margaret’s, Ipswich.

Isabel Westgate (nee Moss), 41, born St. Margaret’s, Ipswich.

Sybil Moss Rose Westgate, 10, born St. Peter’s, Ipswich.

Margaret Isabel Westgate, 9, born St. Peter’s, Ipswich.

Kathleen Bridget Westgate, 7, born St. Peter’s, Ipswich.

Elizabeth Mary Westgate, 5, born St. Peter’s, Ipswich.

Douglas Charles Westgate, 13, born St. Peter’s, Ipswich.

Richard Moss Westgate, 1, born St. Peter’s, Ipswich.

John Stuart Westgate, 5 months, born St. Peter’s, Ipswich.

Mary Ann Bridget Westgate (nee Hartridge), 65, a retired Tavern Keeper, born Hoxton, Middlesex.

1 female barmaid.

1 housemaid.

1 nursemaid.


1911   31, Britannia Road, Norwich, Norfolk.


Herbert was 14 years old and living with his parents and siblings.

Herbert, 44, an Agent and Secretary – National Trade Defence Assistant – Eastern District.

Isabel, 51.

Margaret, 19, an Art Student.

Kathleen, 17.

Elizabeth, 15, a Stenographic Typist – Student.

Douglas, 13.

Richard, 11.

John, 10.

George Hartridge Westgate, 6, born St. Peter’s, Ipswich.


On the 25th September 1937, at St. Peter’s Parmentergate Church, Norwich, Norfork, 40 year old, Herbert, a metal sprayer married 37 year old Catherine Humphrey, born 2nd November 1899 – daughter of William John Humphrey, a brewer.




Herbert was a metal paint operator, he and Catherine were living at their family home – Flat B, 139, Thorpe Road, Norwich.

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