Bertie Charles White

Name

Bertie Charles White

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

17/05/1917
21

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Driver
66378
Royal Field Artillery
107th Brigade

Awards

Not Yet Researched

Cemetery/Memorial

HAM (ST. ANDREW) CHURCHYARD
United Kingdom

UK Memorials

Much Hadham Village Memorial
St Andrew’s Church Memorial, Much Hadham
Stone Bench Plaque, Much Hadham
Congregational Church Memorial, Hadham Cross
Not on the Widford memorials

Pre War

Born in 1896 in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire son of George and Ellen White later of High Street, Widford, Ware and was living in Old Hall Farm, Much Hadham in 1901 and 1911.

Wartime Service

Enlisted on 25 Jan 1915 in London entered France on 30 Aug 1915. In November 1916, he was badly gassed and was invalided back to England on 28 Jan 1917, going to Exeter Hospital. Later he was transferred to Brompton Hospital. He was discharged as physically unfit on 21 Mar 1917. As was his wish, he was taken back home to Much Hadham on May 15th where he died two days later, apparently in a hut near the Dell Hole at Moor Place. He was buried with full military honours in the Much Hadham Parish Churchyard.

Additional Information

The personal message on his headstone reads: “Ever remembered by his brother Ralph and sisters Aggie Walker and Addie Lambert.

Acknowledgments

Malcolm Lennox, “Lest We Forget – Much Hadham 1914-18” by Richard Maddams (Much Hadham Forge Museum), Jonty Wild