Bertram Robert Newberry

1788, Corporal, 1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment.

Died Of Wounds on the 16th July 1916 aged 24.

Corporal Bertram Robert Newberry

Bertram was born on the 1st April 1892, the son of George & Annie Newberry of Meadowsleade, Stevenage. He was one of seven brothers who were serving, three of whom were to lose their lives.

On the 12th July 1916 the Battalion was on the front line in the Givenchy–Clinchy sector of the Somme. An assault with Minenwerfer fire destroyed 60 yards of the British trenches followed by an attempted night raid. During this action Bert Newberry was wounded and was evacuated to a field hospital in Bethune, where he died from the effects of his injuries. He was the only casualty the Battalion suffered on that day.

He is buried in the Bethune Town Cemetery, Pas-De-Calais, France. (5.F.95.)

Headstone Inscription: "Ever In Our Thoughts At Home"

Medal Entitlement: British War Medal & Victory Medal.

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