Herbert William Moden

Herbert William Moden was the youngest of the fourteen children of labourer John Thomas Moden and his wife Charity Barrett of Easton On The Hill in Northamptonshire, England.

Herbert is noted as a 'Boy on farm' in 1911 when he was 14 years old.

When he was about 17 years old, the First World War began. He enlisted with the 5th Battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment in Stamford, where he became Private Herbert William Moden, number 242213.

Service records are yet to be located, but it is noted that he was sadly killed on 1st July 1917. His older brother Thomas Moden, who became a Lance-Corporal, died of war wounds just a year later.

Herbert's bravery and life is commemorated in both his home village of Easton on the Hill, and in France. He has no known grave.

Life Events


  • 24th March 1897 at Easton On The Hill, Northamptonshire, England.


  • 6th October 1897 on the Stamford Circuit, Lincolnshire, England.

Census and Residence

  • 1901: 4yrs, Easton On The Hill, Northamptonshire, England.
  • 1911: 14yrs, New Town, Easton On The Hill, Northamptonshire, England.


  • 1911: Boy on Farm

Military History

  • WW1: Private (#242213) of 1st/5th Lincolnshire Regiment


  • 1st July 1917, in France, aged 20 years.

Cause of Death

  • Died of his wounds.


  • No known grave.




  • Richard Barrett (18??-?)
  • Not yet known

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