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Menin Gate, Ypres Menin Gate, Ypres
First Name: Arthur Edward Last Name: HERBERT
Date of Death: 17/11/1914 Lived/Born In: Newington
Rank: Sergeant Unit: East Surrey1
Memorial Site: Menin Gate, Ypres

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On 16th November, 1914, 1st East Surrey, 14 Brigade, 5th Division took over trenches east of Lindenhoek, near Mount Kemmel for an 8 day spell in the line. It was  bitterly cold weather and they were subjected to persistent, heavy and accurate German shelling on both their front line and their support positions. Several men were killed during this tour including Sergeant Herbert. On 24th  November they were relieved and moved back to billets in Dranoutre. 

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