My life was short


St Vincent Littlebourne

St Vincent, Littlebourne
Atrtribution: John Salmon

Herbert Morgan was my 1st cousin 2x removed. Born about Sep 1888 in Brabourne, Kent and died 16 Jan 1910. He was buried 20 Jan 1910 at St Vincent’s in Littlebourne, Kent at the young age of 21.

On 28 Jan 1910 we read from the Dover Express:


The Late Mr. H. Morgan. – Much sympathy was shown with the sorrowing parents and family by the large number of wreaths sent and also the parishioners who attended at the interment of the remains of Mr. H. Morgan, of Ponds, Woolton, Littlebourne, at the Littlebourne graveyard on Thursday last week. The coffin plate bore the inscription” “Herbert Morgan, died January 16th, 1910, aged 21 years.” The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr. E. Baker, Littlebourne. The wreaths were as follows” With deepest sympathy, from Annie Bryant, “Peace, perfect peace”; Rest in the Lord”; With deepest sympathy, from Mr. and Mrs. Hearn; WIth sincerest and deepest sympathy, from his late employers, Mr. and Mrs. Thander, Station Hotel, Margate; In loving sympathy, from his sorrowing mother and father, “The time was short, the blow severe, To part with one we love so dear; Christ thought best to take him Home”; With deepest sympathy, from Cousin Alice and Charley, “Gone, but not forgotten”; In loving sympathy, “Weep not for me, my friends so dear, For I am free from pain, My life was short, my rest be long, Christ took me Home when he thought best,” from WIlliam.

Herbert Morgan Burial 1910

Burial Register, see last entry

Hebert was one of eight children and his younger brother Frederick Morgan would be Killed in Action in France & Flanders on 7 Oct 1916. His mother Jane Young was my Great grand aunt.

Jane Young Morgan

Jane Morgan (nee Young)


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