Private Herbert Brocklehurst
Sherwood Foresters Badge

Army Number : 7739

Battalion : 11th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

Born at Chesterfield, Derbyshire and lived at Mansfield-Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire. Husband of Mary Brocklehurst, of 17 Fletcher Street, Mansfield-Woodhouse. He was a Coal Miner prior to enlisting 22nd October 1914 at Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. He went to France 18th March 1915.

He contracted Bronchitis and was returned to England 25th March 1915. He returned to France 3rd February 1916 and joined the 11th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment, 11th April 1916. He was killed in action, 6th May 1916, aged 45, whilst serving in the line near Dernancourt, France.

Buried/Commemorated : Becourt Military Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt, France. Plot 1. Row L. Grave 19.

His son Private Herbert Brocklehurst, 10th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment, also fell in the Great War.

Private H. Brocklehurst grave
Private Herbert Brocklehurst is also commemorated on the following local memorials :-
Yeoman Memorial Park, War Memorial, Mansfield-Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire.