Monday, 27 April 2015

Haworth, Herbert Hawkins - Driver

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Royal Army Service Corps
Died 14 February 1942
Age 35

Driver Herbert Haworth died in Chesterfield and North Derbyshire Royal Hospital, Chesterfield, from Rheumatic Fever, Endocarditis and Pneumonia. His death was brought on by his war service. Herbert's brother, Frank, was present at his becsice.

Herbert was the son of George Edward and Gertrude Haworth. He was aged 35. He attended Musbury (St.Thomas') Church and School and he had been employed at Messrs. Porritt's and Spencer's Woollen Mill, Sunnybank Works, since leaving school. At the time of his enlistment he worker as a wool-washer. Herbert had two brothers serving in the Forces.

Herbert's body was brought to his parent's home for burial. After a service at his home and in church, he was laid to rest in St.Thomas' Churchyard on 21 February. He lies in Grave A 1022.