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Herbert Henry Sadler

Rank: Private

Lifetime: 1892-1918

Reference: 204933


Private Herbert Henry Sadler

Private Herbert Henry Sadler of the 1st/24th Battalion of the Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment was killed in action on 2 September 1918. His is buried at Fins New British Cemetery.

According to his obituary in The Surrey Comet dated 23 November 1918, he was the eldest son of the late Mr Herbert Edwin and Mrs Annie Sadler of 13 Lindum Road, then in the postal area of Hampton Wick. He had attended St Mark’s School, Teddington before joining his father’s employer, the Hampton Court Gas Company. According to his entry in the Online WW1 War Memorial for Teddington, he married Elsie Freda Whittingham at St Mary’s Church , Teddington on 26 December 1914.

He volunteered on 27 October 1915, joining the Ordnance Corps on 27 October 1915 (presumably under Service Number G/78948 which is also recorded on his CGWC entry). According to his obituary, after three months’ training, he was sent to Rouen. He was transferred to the Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment in 1917.

He left behind a widow and infant son who lived at 16, High Street, Teddington but oddly he was not commemorated on any war memorial in Teddington. He is, however, commemorated on the Online WW1 War Memorial for Teddington.

The first phase of this Project is to gather information about the men commemorated on the Hampton Wick War Memorial who fought in the Great War, also known as World War I, WWI or the First World War.

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