No.TF/5918, Private, Herbert LAWRENCE
1st/8th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment)
Herbert Lawrence was born in Lode (Newmarket Q2-1894 3B:515) son of William and Emily LAWRENCE (née HART).
1901 census...Aged 6, he was at Longmeadow, Lode with his father William LAWRENCE  master bricklayer born Little Swaffham; his mother Emily ; brothers Sidney  bricklayer, Frederick  apprentice bricklayer, Joseph  apprentice bricklayer and Eton  and sisters Rosa  and Elizabeth . All, except his father, were born in Lode. There was an older brother Arthur William 
1911 census...Aged 16, a bricklayer's labourer, he was still at Longmeadow with his parents, sisters Rose and Elizabeth and brother Eton (bricklayer's labourer. Of his mother's 12 children, 4 had died. His sister Rose later married Percy SAUNDERS see here
He enlisted in Cambridge.
On the 8th October 1916 the 1st/8th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment were in a support role on the Somme, near Trones Wood (between Montauban and Guillemont). They lost 5 men killed on the 8th, all have unknown graves.
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