Herbert was born 01 June 1899 at Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, the son of Charles and Kate Ellen (Hulley) Stuart.
On December 11, 1915 he enlisted in the 144th Overseas Battalion of the Canadian Expiditionary Force.
After the war on 13 February 1924 he married Annabel Baxter Harper in Winnipeg, Manitoba. They settled in Winnipeg, Manitoba and raised two children: Anne Charlotte and Caroline.
He died in 1956 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.