BROOM Herbert, of probably Newport, WALES, possibly born in Wiltshire England, probable son of Worthy and Margaret BROOM.
The funeral took place on Thursday of Mr Herbert BROOM, whose death occurred on Sunday evening after a brief illness. A large number of relatives were present, also employees of Messrs White & Co.s Pontymister, steel foundry, of which deceased was an employee.
A short service was held at the house, previously the funeral leaving for Cefn Chapel, at which another service took place, both being conducted by the Rev S Jones, Moriah Chapel, Risca.
The service at the grave side was taken by the Rev. F.H.Southall, Newport, who, in the course of his remarks, sympathetically referred to the widow & child of the deceased, also the aged parents of both deceased & his widow.
The deceased was held in deepest respect throughout the district, where he was well known, & signs of mourning were in evidence along the route from Risca to Bethseda Chapel. The coffin, of polished elm, was laden with wreaths, including one from deceaseds fellow workmen, his
sorrowing father & mother, his brothers & sisters, Mr & Mrs Johnson & family, father & mother in law, & many others.
The undated newspaper clipping this is copied from was in possession of Grace Millicent STEWART (nee BROOM), grandneice, who was born & died in NZ>