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Thomas Herbert was born in Glasgow in 1879, one of nine children of Jessie Campbell and Thomas Herbert, a tailor. Thomas attended The Glasgow School of Art from 1891 to 1893 when he was just fourteen, along with two of his sisters. As of 1911, he had married and was working as an ironmonger. During the First World War, Thomas served in the "A" Company of the 18th Battalion of the Highland Light Infantry as a Sergeant. He was killed in action in France and Flanders on the 14th of March, 1916. He is memorialized in the Loos Memorial in Pas-de-Calais, France. Thomas Herbert is commemorated on The Glasgow School of Art's First World War Roll of Honour.
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