Bert Feltham

Memorial: Kingswood - Holy Trinity Church

Regiment: Army Service Corps

Medals: 1914–15 Star, British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Silver War Badge, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Private R4/066435

Parents: George and Harriet Feltham

Marital status: Married

Home address: 14 North Street, Newbridge, Monmouthshire

Pre-war occupation: Coal Miner

Date of birth: 1885

Place of birth: Kingswood, Bristol

Date of death: 04/03/1917

Buried/Commemorated at: Buried at Salonika Lembet Road Military Cemetery, Thessaloniki , Greece and commemorated on Kingswood Holy Trinity Memorial

Age: 32

Further information:

Bert was born in Kingswood, the son of an agricultural labourer and the youngest child of five with two older brothers and two older sisters all of whom worked in the shoe industry. Bert's father died the year that he was born. Bert married Blanche Wintle in 1904 and together they had two boys Herbert and Leonard who were 12 and 7 respectively when Bert died.

Bert was called up in March 1915 and sent overseas the following month as part of the British Salonika Force. He served with the 42nd Remount Squadron who were responsible for training and providing the army with horses and mules. Four months before he died Bert was admitted with debility for 10 days to the 28th general hospital, possibly from the after effects of malaria or dysentery from which many of his comrades were suffering at that time. Bert was readmitted to the same hospital on the day of his death with bomb wounds. However, he was pronounced dead on arrival and buried in the adjacent cemetery.

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This information has been provided by Sarah Hands, Volunteer Researcher for the South Gloucestershire War Memorials Web Site.
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