Bertie Clover

Bertie Clover (1899 – 1918) was born in Ipswich but moved to 29 Bergholt Road and later to 60 Mile End Road when he attended North School.

Bertie was 15 when the war broke out but by 1918 he was old enough to be conscripted and joined the 10th Battalion of the Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent) Regiment.  He died of his wounds in November 1918 in France.  He is buried at the Terlincthun British Cemetery, a cemetery used by the base hospitals at Boulogne and Wimereux.  His headstone there reads “Gone from us but not forgotten, From father, mother and brother Ted”.

Sources:
1903 – 1913 Admission Register
1911 census
UK, Army Registers of Soldiers’ Effects, 1901-1929
CWGC
UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919