Born: 1886, Ipswich.

Died: 15th July 1916: age 30; KiA.

Enlistment Location: London.


Rank: Sapper; Service Number: 18122

Regiment: Royal Engineers, 9th Field Company.


Date of Entry Therein: 10th August 1915 – France.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Grave Reference:

I. I. 49.

Sucrerie Military Cemetery,





Relatives Notified & Address: Son of William & Mary Ann Worby of Ipswich; husband of Louisa Osbourne Worby of 28, Woodhouse Street (late of Bramford Road), Ipswich.




1891   115, Bramford Lane, Ipswich.


Herbert was 5 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

William Worby, 29, a Bricklayer, born Ipswich.

Mary Ann Worby (nee Warren), 32, born Needham Market.

Gertrude Worby, 6, born Ipswich.

and a 7 day old son (Stanley Warren Worby), born Ipswich.


1901   75, Windsor Road, Ipswich.


Herbert was 15 years old, a Labourer at a Sack Factory. He was living with his parents & brothers.

William, 39, a Bricklayer.

Mary Ann, 43.

Stanley, 10.

John Cecil Worby, 8, born Ipswich.


1911   Mauritius.


Herbert was 25 years old, a Soldier ranked Sapper in the Royal Engineers. His trade was a Stonemason.


In 1915, Malling, Kent, Herbert married Louisa Osbourne Worby, born September 1886, Heddington, Suffolk.

They had 1 daughter:

Phyllis Mary Laura Worby, born April 1916, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Louisa O. Worby – widow.


Royal Engineers

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