ANTHONY, Herbert

Private Herbert Anthony
24529 King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment
13852 Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)



Photo kindly provided by Herbert’s great nephew Mr J. Anthony with the caption ‘ Somewhere in France’.

Herbert Anthony was born in 1895 at Westwood, son of James Anthony, a coal miner, born Ironville and his wife Julia (nee Tyler) born Greetham, Lincs.  The family had lived at Pye Hill but just before Herbert was born they moved to New Westwood. In 1911 they were living at Back Lane, Barrows Hill. Herbert was one of 16 children born to his parents of whom 10 had survived. Herbert’s surviving brothers and sisters were George Henry, Edward, John, James, Robert, Julia, Annie, Doris and Jane. In 1911, at the age of 16, Herbert was employed as a pipe maker at the clay pipe works.

Herbert served in France, his qualifying date for entry being 16th December 1915. He was a recipient of the 1914-15 Star, the British War and Victory Medals. His full service records do not seem to have survived.

The Ironville Parish Magazine, May 1923 mentions the marriage of Herbert Anthony and Maggie Lambley, at Stoneyford Church, Ironville, Derbyshire, on the 31st March 1923.  Herbert was, at one time, a resident of Laverick Road, Jacksdale.