Able Seaman R/139
Drake Battalion Royal Naval Division Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Killed in action by a shell from a trench mortar on Saturday 4th August 1917 aged 26.
Herbert was originally buried on the battlefield then on Friday 29th October 1920 his body was exhumed and reburied in the Point-du-Jour Military Cemetery.
Herbert was in the Army Reserve on 28th February 1916 he entered service on 26th August 1916;
Draft for BEF 16th December 1916, and joined the Drake Battalion on 3rd March 1917.
Herbert was born in Belper on Tuesday 18th October 1892.
He was the son of George and Maria Throw of 7 North Terrace, Belper.
Household Members at the 1901 census
George Throw 40 a Bricklayers Labourer
Maria Throw 33
Leonard Throw 12
George Throw 10
Herbert Throw 8
Victor Throw 4
Patty Throw 2
Lucy Throw 3 months
His two brothers George in the Derbyshire Yeomanry and Leonard in the Royal Field Artillery, both served in the war and survived.
Herbert was Bricklayer working for Harris and Hunt of Marehay.
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