|Birth: ||1888, England|
|Death: ||Aug. 26, 1918|
SECOND SON OF MR AND MRS ATTWATER 52, MURSTON RD, Murston, Sittingbourne,Kent
Bertie had joined the Army in 1910. Originally he was with the R.A.M.C but 6 months later joined the South Wales Borderers and served 2 years in South Africa. Bertie was in China when war broke out and he took part in the capture of Kiouchau, where British and Japanese forces were instrunmental in wresting the stronghold from German forces. After this Bertie was sent to the Dardanelles and he was involved in fierce fighting at the landing where he was wounded. He was sent back to England and while in Hospital, met the King & Queen, who were visiting the establishment. After several months in hospital, he went to France but had an attack of malaria, so had to go back to England to recover. On his recovery in October 1917, returned to France. In May of that year Bertie had married a young woman in Liverpool and it was from his young bride, that his parents heard the terrible news that Bertie had been killed in action. Bertie's sister Rosina Jane Brunger also served in the W.A.A.C's His parents Ernest Mark & Eliza Ann Attwater, lived at 52 Murston Rd,Sittingbourne.
Inscription: South Wales Borderers
Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval
Departement de la Somme
Plot: VIII. J. 32.
Created by: soilsister
Record added: Jun 23, 2006
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