Herbert Roseblade

Herbert Roseblade
Private PO/16133
Royal Marine Light Infantry

 Division 26

Roseblade H photo

Herbert Roseblade was the  son of Emma and Arthur Roseblade, of 4 St. Saviours Terrace, Field Road, Reading.  The 1911 census indicates that Arthur was a bricklayer as was older brother John. Herbert worked in a book repair shop. Emma had given birth to six children during her marriage, five survived but only three were living at home. The 1901 census gives the names of William and Albert. Herbert and his brothers all  served in the war.

Herbert is commemorated on the headstone of his parents grave.  Number 155542. 

 He was killed in action at Gallipoli on 6th May 1915.  British forces had landed on the 25th April 1915 and fierce fighting had taken place ever since.  The 6th May marked what was referred to as the 2nd Battle of  Krithia.  Herbert  was killed in action in the Dardanelles but his body was lost, he was aged 19. 

Herbert is commemorated on the Helles Memorial Panel 2 -7.