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Herbert Broome

Updated: Sep 28, 2022

202530 Private

2/5th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment, 182nd Brigade, 61st (2nd South Midland) Division

Age: 27

Date of Death: 1.9.17

Buried: Tyne Cot Cemetery V.E.4

Family history: Son of Thomas Ainslie Broome and Margaret Broome, 14 Thomson Place, Corbiehall, Bo’ness. He had four sisters Jeanie, Maggie, Mary and Isabella, and two brothers, William and Francis, both of whom served and survived the war.

He enlisted in August 1914 in the 1/10th (Cyclist) Battalion, Royal Scots. They spent some time on home defence at Berwick-upon-Tweed. He volunteered for overseas service in and landed in France in May 1916 and was posted to the Royal Warwicks.

The action leading to his death

The Battalion was in the line at Bank Farm, Hill 35 and the War Diary records on 1 September 1917, that one Platoon from ‘B’ Company made an unsuccessful rush to take Hill 35 at 4am, and that two Platoons from ‘D’ Company were also unsuccessful at 11pm.

(Linesman Map)

Herbert was buried at D13.c.80.30 on Hill 35. His body was exhumed after the war and he was reburied in Tyne Cot Cemetery.

(Linesman Map)



The British War Medal, Victory Medal

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