George Herbert (1925-1986)

George Herbert

George Galloway Herbert was born in London on 13 April 1925 but was educated at Hastings Grammar School.

Gifted with a sharp, logical mind, he originally planned a career as an accountant, but after six months realised that law was his true calling. He joined Gaby Hardwicke’s Bexhill office and was admitted as a solicitor in 1950. He became Senior Partner upon Allen Hardwicke’s death in 1965.

Away from the law, Mr Herbert devoted 35 years of his spare time to Scouting and served for 11 years as County Scout Commissioner for East Sussex. In 1977 he was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant for East Sussex in recognition of his services to the Scout movement. In addition to his Scouting interests, he was a governor of Bexhill High School and a member of the Hastings Muffin Club charity.

To the shock of all who knew him, on 24 January 1986 Mr Herbert collapsed and died at his Eversley Road office, aged just 60. His funeral at St Augustine’s church was a grand affair, as the people of Bexhill turned out in force to pay their last respects to a much-loved and widely respected man.

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