Claude Herbert Somerville Herps1,2

M, #1331, b. 1877, d. 17 September 1917
FatherMatthew Brown Herps1 b. 6 Nov 1851, d. 29 Jan 1905
MotherCaroline Chaseling1 d. 31 May 1915
Relationship2nd cousin 2 times removed of Timothy George Sheens
Last Edited10 May 2015
Birth*1877 Windsor, NSW1 
Death of Father29 January 1905 Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown, NSW;
Name: John Brown Herps
Date of Death: 18 Aug 1861
Place of Death: Portland Head
Occupation: Farmer
Sex: Male
Age: 32
Conjugal Status:
Place of Birth: Hawkesbury River
Time in Aust Colonies:

Father: John Herps
Occupation: (none recorded)
Mother: Sarah Cross

Place of Marriage: Unknown
Age at Marriage: Unknown
Name of Spouse: Mary Chaseling
Children of Marriage: -
Informant: certified by James Ascough JP, Windsor

Cause of Death: Drowning
Length of Illness:
Medical Attendant:
Date last seen:

Date of Burial: 21 Aug 1861
Place of Burial: Lower Portland head Burying Ground
Minister & Religion:
Undertaker: William Everingham
Witnesses: John Attewell, Thomas Mitchell;Principal=Matthew Brown Herps3 
Death of Mother31 May 1915 Rawson Street, Haberfield, NSW;
HERPS.—May 31, 1915, at her residence, Rawson-street,
Haberfield, Caroline, relict of the late Matthew Herps, Hawkesbury River, aged 56 years. At rest.Inserted by her loving children. ;Principal=Caroline Chaseling4 
Death*17 September 1917 France;
Rank: Lieutenant
Unit: 36th Australian Infantry Battalion
Service: Australian Army
Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918
Date of death: 17 September 1917
Place of death: France
Cause of death: Died of wounds
Age at death: 39
Place of association: Lower Portland, Australia
Cemetery of memorial details: St Sever Cemetery Extension, Haute-Normandie, France
Source: AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918, Army2 


  1. [S13] NSW Birth Index, 22862/1877 Claude Herbert S Hirps.
  2. [S392] Australian War Memorial - Roll of Honour, online, Claude Herbert Somervilee Herps.
  3. [S107] NSW Death Transcript (Marilyn Rowan), 2294/1905 Matthew B Herps.
  4. [S154] Australian Newspapers,, The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday,June 5, 1915.