Private Bertram Hubert Spalding

Rank or Title

Date of Birth

8 Jan 1897

Date of Death

27 Oct 1916

War time / or Pre War occupation

Officer clerk

Employer

Pickford, Cheapside, Luton

Service Number

C/14865

Place of Birth

Holloway
London
United Kingdom

World War I Address

204 Hitchin Road
Luton
United Kingdom

Place of Death

Somme
France

Grave Location

Buried, grave site lost
France

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier

Source

The Saturday Telegraph , 4th November 1916

 

Pte Bertram Hubert Spalding, G/14865, Bedfordshire Regiment attached to the 13th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment, was killed in action on the Somme on October 27th, 1916. He was aged 19.

Comrade and close friend Pte J. G. Stevens wrote to parents Bertram and Emma Spalding at 204 Hitchin Road, Luton, to inform them that their son and he were engaged on operations late at night under German fire when Bert was struck and killed instantly. He was buried the next morning.

Bert and Pte Stevens had transferred together from the Bedfords to the Royal Sussex while they were stationed at Harrogate. Bert's grave site was probably subsequently lost as he is recorded on the Thiepval Memorial.

Before enlisting, Bert was a clerk at Messrs Pickford's courier office in Cheapside. He had also been a server at St Saviours Church.

 

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Author: Deejaya

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