Biography of Private Herbert Bush (27019)
5th Lincolnshire Regiment
Died 13th October 1918


  • Name: Herbert Bush
  • Date of birth: 1893
  • Place of Birth: Pointon, Lincolnshire, England
  • Date of Birth Registration: July – September 1893
  • Place of Birth Registration: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England


  • Name: Charles Bush
  • DOB: 10th March 1853
  • Place of Birth: Swaton, Lincolnshire, England
  • Occupation: Farm Foreman


  • Name: Rebecca Redmile
  • DOB: 19th February 1852
  • Place Of Birth: Billingborough, Lincolnshire, England
  • Marriage: 1877 Sleaford District

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)

  • Mary Elizabeth Bush, 1880, Swaton
  • John George Bush, 1881, Pointon
  • Leonora Bush, 1883, Pointon
  • William Bush, 1885, Pointon (died 1887)
  • Charles Bush, 1887, Pointon
  • Herbert Bush, 1893, Pointon


  • 1901: herbert is living with his parents at 4 West Street, Pointon, Lincolnshire.
  • 1911: Herbert is living with his parents at Pointon, Lincolnshire. The census gives him an age of 16 and he is listed as a horseman on farm.

Relatives in services


  • Name: Eliza wand
  • Date of birth: 22nd September 1897
  • Place of Birth: Dunsby, Lincolnshire, England


  • Date of Marriage: 28th March 1917
  • Place of Marriage: Dunsby Church, Dunsby, Lincolnshire


  • Irene B Bush, 1917, Bourne

Wife’s parents

  • Father: John Joseph Wand
  • Mother: Mary Ann Grange Vickers

Newspaper Mentions:

  • Gloucester Journal Saturday 27 January 1917
    The following 33 wounded soldiers arrived from the 2nd Southern General Hospital, Bristol, on Thursday Afternoon:
    27019 Pte. H. Bush, Lincoln Regt.


  • Grantham Journal Saturday 9th November 1918
    Pte. H. BUSH, Pointon.
    Mr. and Mrs. C. Bush, of Pointon, have received the distressing news that their son, Pte. H. Bush (Lincoln), who was wounded on October 12th, died in casualty clearing station on the following day.  He joined the Forces in July, 1916, and had seen a lot of heavy fighting.  Since going to France he had been home twice, once being invalided with trench fever, and the second time on leave last March.  He was 25 years of age, and leaves a widow (who resides in Dunsby Fen) and one child.


  • Lincolnshire Echo Monday 11th November 1918
    Private H. Bush (Lincolns), of Pointon, near Billingborough, has died in a casualty clearing station from wounds received in action.  He was 25 years of age, and leaves a widow and one child.


  • Grantham Journal Saturday 11th October 1919
    BUSH – In loving memory of our dear brother, Hertbert Bush, of Pointon, who was killed in France, October 13th, 1918.

    May the winds of heaven blow gently
    O’er that sweet and Hallowed spot;
    Though sleeping in a far-off grave,
    Dearest, you are not forgot.

    From his loving FATHER and MOTHER, SISTERS and BROTHERS

Military Records

Attestation Papers

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Soldier’s Died In The Great War

  • These records show that Private Herbert Bush, 27019, 5th Bn Lincolnshire Regiment was killed in action on 13th October 1918 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders.

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Effects Left To

  • Widow Eliza


  • The British Medal
  • The Victory Medal


  • UK:
  • Sempringham, Roll of Honour in St Andrew’s Abbey
  • BourneBourne War Memorial in the Memorial Gardens


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