Herbert Edward Dore


Submitted by Michael Hardy.

Herbert was Michael’s Great Grand-Father.

Enlisted in Sheffield 3rd Sept 1914 for service with BEF at outbreak of war. Gunner 98979 with 117th Brigade, Royal Regiment of Artillery (Royal Field Artillery). Later transferred to 264th Brigade in 1917 in Egypt. Received training on Salisbury Plain to Sept 1915 and on 19th Sept 1915 embarked for France, and on 30th Nov 1915 embarked from Marseilles to Salonika in Greece. Fought at Salonica between 1st Dec 1915 to 1st Feb 1917, then was sent to Egypt (2nd feb 1917 to 19th Feb 1919). Demobbed 8th April 1919.

Whilst on active service two of Herbert's young children died from pneumonia - Herbert Edward (6) and Margaret Esme (8) in March & April of 1916. His wife, Sarah Ann Dore (nee Sellars) was unable to contact her husband to inform him of the death of his children and twice wrote to the war office asking whether he was dead or alive, and where he was.

Herbert Edward Dore was brother to Howard Vincent Dore who fell at Arras in May 1917. Both were hairdressers by trade, sons of Herbert Edward Dore Snr, the "Champion Barber of Sheffield" at their barbers shop at 5 West Bar Green.
Born at Sheffield in 1877, Herbert died on 11/3/1965 at Crompton street, Walkley, Sheffield.










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