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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Potijze Burial Ground Cemetery,Belgium Courtesy of Murray Biddle ,
Person Details
Newark on Trent
Bertram Stevenette was born in 1894 at Newark and was the son of the late Walter Sydney and Charlotte Adeliza Stevenette, née Cooke of West Lodge, Letchworth, Herts, His father Walter Sydney Stevenette was born in 1867 at Harpole, Northamptonshire and his mother Charlotte Adeliza Cooke was born in 1867 in Newark, they were married in 1893 at Newark they went on to have 3 children, sadly however 1 died in infancy or early childhood, their other surviving child was a daughter Gladys born 1894 at Newark. In the 1911 census the family are living at Clyde Villa,Bearton Road, Hitchin and are shown as Charlotte Adeliza, head of the family 44 yrs, she is living with her children, Bertie 16 yrs a merchants clerk and Gladys 16 yrs a shorthand typist. It has not been possible to find his father Sydney on the 1911 census, however he died in 1915 in London aged 43 yrs , the death was registered in the Greenwich Registration District.
He was a merchants clerk in the 1911 census.
30 Jun 1916
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158959 - CWGC Website
Z/2977
Ellesmere, Lyton Avenue, Letchworth.
Rifleman
12th Bn The Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own)
Rifleman Bertram Stevenette enlisted on 119th September 1914 at London, he gave his age as 20 yrs and his occupation as that of a clerk, his address Ellesmere, Lyton Avenue, Letchworth and his next of kin was his father Walter Sydney Stevenette of the same address. He was posted to the Rifle Corps and joined them at their depot in Winchester on 15th September 1914. He embarked from England on 19th October 1915 and was serving with the 12th battalion Rifle Brigade when he was killed in action on 30th June 1916, he had served for 1 year and 293 days. He is buried at Potijze Chateau Wood Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. grave reference D.9
Article published on 19th September 1916 in the Newark Advertiser :- Son of the late Mr W. Sydney Stevenette and Charlotte A. Stevenette, West Lodge, Letchworth, Herts. Born at Newark. While at Hitchin was a staunch member of the St. Mary’s Men’s Bible Class and the Blue Cross Temperance Club. Formerly employed as a clerk by Messrs. Ellis and Everard. He entered the service of the firm at the Hitchin branch in 1909 and transferred to the Peterborough office in 1913. Enlisted in the 5th Rifle Brigade in September 1914 and embarked for France the following January. Wounded in March 1915, after recovery in a Manchester hospital he returned to France in October as a machine gunner with the 12th Battalion. Killed exactly nine months after his father’s death. With five other comrades he was buried in a private cemetery behind the firing line.
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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Potijze Burial Ground Cemetery,Belgium Courtesy of Murray Biddle ,
    Bertram Stevenette - Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Potijze Burial Ground Cemetery,Belgium Courtesy of Murray Biddle ,