Chatteris WW1 Soldier Herbert William Granger (12600). Chatteris Remembers Biography
Pte Herbert William Granger 12600 7th Bn Suffolk Regiment Died 25 November 1915 Herbert William Granger was born in 1896 in Chatteris. The eldest son of Tom and Ida Granger, in 1901 he was living on Black Horse Lane. At this time his father, Tom was a groom on a farm. By 1911 the family had moved to Normoor Farm where Tom was the foreman and Herbert was a farm labourer, aged 14. Tom enlisted in March on 1st September 1914 and joined the 7th Bn Suffolk Regiment. He went out to France in June 1915. He was acting as a bomb thrower and was wounded in the shoulder during a counter attack by the Germans. He was brought to England and died in hospital in Saffron Walden. He had a non-military funeral in Chatteris and was buried in Chatteris General (Meeks) Cemetery. A poem for his memorial notice was written by Mr F H Aspinall “His country’s call for men he heeded, The nation’s future to decide; His help was sought he felt it needed, And for the flag of freedom died. His Master’s call, the God of Battle, Gives many, ‘mid the strife, release; No more the din and cannon’s rattle, He rests now in eternal peace. To such as he the Teuton’s boast Can never daunt the fearless will; They stem their hordes from off our coast, And Britain’s homes shall flourish still, Right nobly be the price has paid, Nor is the picture sad or dim; Ye Sorrowing friends, be not dismayed, A higher king has need of him.” Chatteris Remembers File Contains: • CWGC certificate • 1901, 1911 Census • Cambs Times 13 Dec 1915 • Soldiers Died Document • Photo of grave Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund
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