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Forename(s): Herbert Douglas
Place of Birth: Penrith, Cumberland
Service No: P/8758
Regiment / Corps / Service: Military Police Corps (Foot Branch)
Battalion / Unit: ---
Date of Death: 1919-01-02
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: B. 7 (North-West part).
CWGC Cemetery: INGLETON CEMETERY
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: INGLETON, YORKSHIRE
Herbert Douglas Routledge (born 23 August 1887) was the son of William James and Jane Routledge, née Kirkbride and brother of Trumpeter Thomas Kirkbride Routledge (230093) (q.v.). Their father was born at Bewcastle and mother at Newton Reigny, Cumberland.
1891 Newton, Cumberland Census: Herbert D. Routledge, aged 3 years, born Penrith, Cumberland. [Herbert's mother Jane and her children were visiting her mother, Helen, and stepfather John Mattinson. Helen Graham married Thomas Kirkbride in 1863 and John Mattinson in 1871.]
1901 Lazonby, Cumberland Census: Herbert D. Routledge, aged 13 years, born Penrith, Cumberland, grandson of Catherine Routledge, widow.
1911 Ingleton, Yorkshire Census: Hollin Tree - Herbert Routledge, aged 23 years, born Penrith, Cumberland, son of William James and Jane Routledge.
Herbert was married to Lilian Tomlinson in 1911 and was the brother-in-law of Private Syril Tomlinson (1690) (q.v.).
The British Army Pension Record for Herbert Douglas Routledge exists but may be incomplete.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte H. Routledge, 1974, 1/8th West Yorkshire Regiment & P/8758, Military Foot Police. Theatre of War first served in: (1) [France]. Date of entry therein: 16 April 1915. [Herbert received the Silver War Badge.]
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: L/Cpl H.D. Routledge, P8758, M.F.P. Date and Place of Death: Disch. 4.7.18. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Widow - Lilian and children. £20 10s. 0d.
A short biography of Herbert is included in: ‘The Ingleton War Memorial, 1914-18, 1939-45’ by Andrew Brooks (2005).
Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
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Private Herbert Douglas ROUTLEDGE
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Military Police Corps (Foot Branch)
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