Cecil Bertram White

Name

Cecil Bertram White
1891

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

16/08/1916
25

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
4335
Royal Fusiliers
24th Bn.

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

CARNOY MILITARY CEMETERY
B.9
France

Headstone

>PEACE PERFECT PEACE WITH LOVED ONES FAR AWAY

UK Memorials

Ayot St Peter Memorial, Roll of Honour, St Peter's Church, Ayot St Peter, Hatfield War Memorial, Lemsford Village Memorial

Pre War

Cecil Bertram White was born in Ayot St Peter, Herts on 15 July 1891, the son of James and Emily White and baptised on 6 September 1891 at Ayot St Peter, Herts.


On the 1901 Census the family were living at Ayot Bury and his father was working as a domestic Coachman. In 1911 Census they had moved to  North Road, Lemsford and Cecil was working as a tailor (in Welwyn). He was a good sportsman and had been elected captain of Hatfield football club in 1910.


Before he went to war he became engaged to Grace Wren of Lemsford. She is said to have died of a broken heart when she passed away on 22 September 1918.

Wartime Service

He enlisted in London at Great Scotland Yard on 6 November 1915 and served with the 4th (City of London) Battalion, London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers).


He was twice wounded in action on the Somme but recovered and returned to the front. He was killed when he was shot by a German sniper. 



Additional Information

His father, Mr J White of North Rd, Lemsford, Hatfield, Herts. ordered his headstone inscription: "PEACE PERFECT PEACE WITH LOVED ONES FAR AWAY" His parents received a war gratuity of £3 and his pay owing of £4 4s 4d.. His mother received a pension of 5 shillings a week from 6 November 1918. His parents are buried at St John's, Lemsford and their grave includes a memorial to Cecil.

Acknowledgments

Brenda Palmer
www.ayotstpeter.com