George Cartledge

Name

George Cartledge

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

13/10/1915
56

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Civilian
NA

Awards

Cemetery/Memorial

UK Memorials

Hertford Town Memorial
St Andrew’s Church Roll of Honour, Hertford
St Andrew’s Church Memorial, Hertford

Pre War

Born in 1859 in Riddings, Derbyshire son of Eliza Cartledge. He married Martha in 1888 and had two children. He was a draper in 28 Fore Street, Hertford.

Wartime Service

Killed by a Zeppelin raid. Oberleutnant-zur-See W. Peterson, in the then new German Zeppelin L16, bombed Hertford at 2200 on 13 Oct 1915 after mistaking the River Lea for the Thames. He thought that he was attacking East London when he dropped 48 incendiary and explosive bombs. The bombs from L16 killed 9 people and injured 15.

Additional Information

His son Eric Montague George Cartledge fought in and survived four years in France during WW1 with the Honourable Artillery Company and died during WW2.

Acknowledgments

Malcolm Lennox