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12 Oct 1898
Sandiacre Derbyshire
He was the son of Enoch and Alice Faulkner of 6 Moorbridge Lane Stapleford Nottinghamshire.
Bertie was in Sutton on Trent in 1911 visiting John and Annie Grandorge who were farming there at the time. They had four daughters. Also staying there was William Walters; he was probably Annie’s brother (both born in Riddings, Derbyshire). They were most likely uncle and aunt to Bertie since his mother’s maiden name was Walters. Later in 1911, probably April, Bertie moved with the Grandorges when they took over Moat Farm in Norwell Woodhouse. Bertie started at Norwell School in October as did two of the Grandorge daughters.
21 Mar 1918
1580701 - CWGC Website
8th Bn Leicestershire Regiment
Bertie fell when the Royal Leicesters fought unsuccessfully to defend Epehy, ‘ Exposed to the full blast of constant attacks delivered by three fresh German divisions, the stubborn soldiers of Leicestershire refused to budge, but met each attack with such devastating rifle and machine gun fire that, when night fell, the front of their position was marked by heaps of German dead. Only at one point did the enemy succeed in piercing the line at Vancellette Farm, defended to the last man by the party of Leicester men who held it.’ Epehy was lost on 22 March 1918 and retaken on 18 September 1918.
Pozieres Memorial Panel 29 and 30 Thanks to Elizabeth and Michael Jones of Norwell for their help with compiling this entry.
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