Private Bertie Bleaney

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

27 Mar 1917

War time / or Pre War occupation

Farm worker

Service Number


Place of Birth

Houghton Regis
United Kingdom

World War I Address

59 Duke Street
United Kingdom

Place of Death

Palestinian Territory

Grave Location

Palestinian Territory

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 18th July 1918
Pte Bertie Bleaney

Pte Bertie Bleaney, 201383, 4th Essex Regiment, was reported missing, later killed in action, in Palestine on March 27th, 1917. Confirmation of his death was not received by his family until more than a year later.

Born in Houghton Regis in 1895, he had been working on a local farm until joining up with the Beds Regiment soon after the outbreak of war. He had been transferred to the Essex Regiment before he went to Egypt and Palestine.

A son of Walter and Annie Bleaney, Bertie was living with his family at 9 High Street, Houghton Regis, at the time of the 1911 Census, working as a 15-year-old errand boy. News of his death was sent to 59 Duke Street, Luton, where his family were then living.

Bertie is commemorated on the Luton Roll of Honour/War Memorial.

Individual Location

Pte Bertie Bleaney

Author: Deejaya

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