Ernest Walter Byatt


Ernest Walter Byatt


First World War

Date of Death / Age


Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Lance Corporal
Princess Charlotte of Wales’ (Royal Berkshire) Regiment
6th Bn.


British War and Victory medals


XVI. A. 5.

UK Memorials

Hertford Town Memorial
Not on the Bengeo memorials

Pre War

Born in 1887 or 88 and baptised on 14th October 1888, in Sandon, the son of William and Sarah, Byatt of 139 Bengeo Street, Hertford. He had three sisters and three brothers and in 1901 they were living in Buckland, (New Barns), Herts, his father was an agricultural labourer. The 1911 census has him living with his brother George and his family in Bygrave, nr. Baldock and Ernest was employed a a farm labourer.

Wartime Service

Enlisted at Hertford formerly 6038 Hertfordshire Regiment and was then transferred to Princess Charlotte of Wales Regt. (Royal Berkshire Regt.). The battalion was sent to France on 26th July 1915. They took part in the Somme campaign in the battles for Albert, Trones Wood, Delville Wood and Thiepval Ridge. In 1917 they were involved in the attack to capture the village of Irles near Bapaume which they did on the 10th March and it was in this battle that Ernest was wounded, dying in hospital three days later.

Additional Information

At the time of his death his mother was living at 139 Bengeo Street, Bengeo.


Malcolm Lennox, Terry & Glenis Collins