Herbert was shot in the leg and died from his wounds after being taken to a casualty clearing station.
Son of Jonathan and Mary Evans of Thorngate. His brother George also served on the front.
While writing home, Herbert describes how one night the Germans had 'taken advantage of a slight breeze' and sent poisonous fumes to drive them out of camp. In another letter he talks about the British and German trenches only being about 30 yards apart and being able to hear the enemy's conversations quite clearly.
Herbert is also mentioned in a letter home from his brother George, who says they are both 'quite happy here.' and that 'It is just like being at home when you get used to it.'
Included on the “List of former Scholars of this School (Barnard Castle National Boys' School) now serving with His Majesty's Forces.”
Number on the admission register - 1390