Driver Bertie Frederick Eales

Rank or Title

Date of Birth

18 Feb 1886

Date of Death

14 Oct 1918

War time / or Pre War occupation

Hat factory warehouseman


R. Burley

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

17 Pondwicks Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Wellington Cemetery

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


Beds & Herts Saturday Telegraph , 23rd November 1918
Driver Bertie Frederick Eales

Driver Bertie Frederick Eales, 797123, 246th Brigade Royal Field Artillery, was killed in action on October 14th, 1918. In a letter of sympathy widow Ellen Emma Eales, Sgt W. H. Senior wrote: “It was caused by hard luck, just a chance shell that happened to be fatal for that team. I was not present when it happened, being at the guns for which your husband was fetching ammunition.”

Bertie Eales had worked as a warehouseman for hat manufacturers Messrs R. Burley, of Old Bedford Road, until March 1915, when he enlisted. After six months training he was sent to France, served there for over two years. At the time of his death he was expecting home leave.

Bertie was born in Luton in 1886 to Edwin and Kate Eales. His father died in 1902 and his mother remarried, his stepfather being Arthur Atkin.

On March 18th, 1911, Bertie married Ellen Emma Shaw at Luton Parish Church. They lived first at 104 Bury Park Road and later at 17 Pondwicks Road, Luton, where Ellen received the new of her husband's death.

Individual Location

Driver Bertie Frederick Eales

Author: Deejaya

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