Herbert was born on August 27 1909 in London England as the son of Charles William and Sarah Murfitt (both English), of Bakersfield, California, U.S.A. His parents were married in March 1907 in Paris Church Mortlake Surrey England. His brother was Ernest Leonard Murfitt of London England and another brother William Murfitt died three weeks after his birth in 1907.
His profession was a saw mill worker and he was member of the Church of England. He liked to hunt, fishing and travelling.
He enlisted on February 22 1940 in Otter Point Camp British Columbia and he went overseas to the UK on September 2 1941 and he went thereafter to France on June 6 1944 for the D-Day landing.
Herbert was killed in action on Saturday June 9 age 34 in the D Coy near Putot en Bessin and he was temporarily buried there and he was on January 18 1945 reburied in Bretteville S/Laize.
At his headstone: WILLINGLY HE GAVE HIS LIFE HELPING OTHERS FOR THE BETTERMENT OF MANKIND
And his medals were: 1939-45 Star; France Germany Star; Defence Medal; War Medal; CVSM & Clasp.
His name is at the monument in Putot en Bessin.