Chatteris WW1 Soldier Bernard Warth 2143. Chatteris Remembers Biography
Bernard Warth Private, 2143, 24th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers Died 23rd August 1916 Bernard Warth was born in 1887, the first son of John and Louisa, of Brook House, High Street. In 1911 he was still living at home and his occupation was described as a boat owner and farm produce carrier. He went to Rhodesia in 1911 where he took up farming at a place called Selukwe and married Elsie Mary, who came originally from Norwich. He returned to England at the outbreak of the war and volunteered in the 2nd Battalion the Sportman’s Regiment, subsequently joining the Royal Fusiliers in November 1914. He served in France from July 1915. He was seriously wounded on the Somme in the summer of 1916, and had a leg amputated. He died of his wounds on August 23rd. Very sadly his wife had made the journey to the hospital in Northern France where he was being treated, but he died before she got there. He is buried at Wimereux Communal Cemetery. His brother, Thomas also died in WW1. Project File contains: • CWGC certificate • ”Soldiers Died” • De Ruvigny’s roll of Honour • Census for 1911 • Photograph • Medal Roll • Cambs Time 1st September 1916
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