No.40087, Private, Bertie BULLETT
Aged 23

1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment
formerly 3855, Essex Regiment
Killed in Action on 9th October 1918

Bertie Bullett was born in Hessett (2nd qtr 1895 Stow 4a:819), son of Elizabeth BULLETT. Baptised 8th July 1895 in Hessett. His mother married Harry GREEN in 1898.

1901 census...Aged 6 (recorded as Bertie GREEN) he was at The Street, Hessett with his stepfather Harry GREEN, farm labourer; his mother Elizabeth [35] and half-sister Lottie GREEN [2]. All were born in Hessett.

1911 census...He has not been found in this census (as Bullett or Green). His mother and stepfather; his half sisters Lottie [12], Florence May [2] and Kathleen [1 month] were at Hill Farm, Hessett. His mother had lost 5 of her 10 children.

On the pension card his mother Elizabeth GREEN was at Heath Lane, Hessett. His legatee was his sister Alice Rose

His brother Harry was killed 25 days later, serving in the Royal Sussex Regt, see here

He enlisted in Warley, Essex.
The Battalion had advanced quite rapidly and with few casualties on 8th and resumed the advance towards CAUDRY on the 9th. Again they were progressing well until they were forced to halt south west of Caudry by heavy machine gun and 77 mm fire from the railway. They dug in for the night just South-South West of the outskirts of Caudry. They occupied Caudry the following morning.
CWGC records show 8 killed on the 8th and 3 on the 9th.

Bertie found here and then re-interred at Naves in 1920

photo CWGC

Bertie Bullett is buried in Naves Communal Cemetery extension 2:D:16

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