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  • Photo published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 30th Decemebr 1915 , courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
Person Details
Daybrook
Bertie was born in Daybrook in 1895, the son of Thomas Castledine and Ann Mee.(nee Merrin) In the 1911 Census the family are living at Bells Terrace, Portland Street, Daybrook. Bertie is shown as being 16 yrs of age and a brewery hand by occupation. By this date his father is a widow. He attended the Daybrook Infants School and then the British School on Front Street Arnold. He was a member of the Daybrook Baptist Church. .
He was employed as a brewery hand at Home Brewery Mansfield Road, Daybrook
20 Oct 1914
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870355 - CWGC Website
11909
Private
2nd Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
He was serving with the 2nd Battalion the Sherwood Foresters which was a regular battalion, based near Sheffield on the outbreak of the war. On the 11th September 1914, the battalion landed at St Nazaire as a part of the 18th Brigade of the 6th Division. They were one of the first battalions to arrive in France and were the original British Expeditionary Force. The probability is that Bertie was already a serving regular soldier, for there is little time for him to have enlisted, been trained and then posted to France to the battalion. He was killed in action near Ennetteres
His name is commemorated at the Ploegsteert Memorial Belgium
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  • Photo published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 30th Decemebr 1915 , courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
    Bertie Mee - Photo published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 30th Decemebr 1915 , courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.