Bertie Dix

Memorial: Kingswood - Holy Trinity Church

Regiment: Worcestershire Regiment

Medals: British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Private 30742

Parents: Alfred and Ellen Dix

Home address: Pettygrove Road, Lamont Hill, Kingswood, Bristol

Pre-war occupation: Bootmaker

Date of birth: 1894

Place of birth: Kingswood, Bristol

Date of death: 15/08/1917

Buried/Commemorated at: Buried at Sanctuary Wood Cemetery (Ref. V. F. 26.), West-Vlaanderen, Belgium and commemorated on Kingswood Holy Trinity Memorial

Age: 23

Further information:

Bertie was born in Kingswood the youngest of eleven children with seven sisters and three brothers. His father was a coal miner and his mother, was a shoemaker. Bertie was a keen footballer and played for Hanham Atheletic and Kingswood Congregational Clubs. One of his brothers Samuel was also killed in the war, 14 months after Bertie.

Bertie enlisted in the army in April 1916 and in the following July was mobilised to France where he served with the 1st Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment, in various actions on the Western Front including the Battles of the Somme and the Battle of Messines. It was during the Battle of Passchendaele (31 July – 10 November 1917) that Bertie was killed by a shell whilst acting as a stretcher bearer. The Battle of Passchendaele cost the allies between 200,000 and 400,000 casualties.

By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):

This information has been provided by Sarah Hands, Volunteer Researcher for the South Gloucestershire War Memorials Web Site.
By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):
Kingswood Heritage Museum