GEORGE, Charles Bertie
- Born: Sep 1885, Beccles, Suffolk
- Marriage (1): SAGO, Ada Mabel in Dec 1907 in Wangford, Norfolk
- Marriage (2): HOWE, Eliza M. in Sep 1913 in Mutford, Lowestoft, Suffolk
- Died: 23 Apr 1917, Arras, France aged 31
Another name for Charles was GEORGE, Charles Bertie.
Service No: 26443
Date of Death: 23/04/1917
Regiment/Service: Norfolk Regiment 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Bay 3.
Memorial: ARRAS MEMORIAL
The French handed over Arras to Commonwealth forces in the spring of 1916 and the system of tunnels upon which the town is built were used and developed in preparation for the major offensive planned for April 1917.
The Commonwealth section of the FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY was begun in March 1916, behind the French military cemetery established earlier. It continued to be used by field ambulances and fighting units until November 1918. The cemetery was enlarged after the Armistice when graves were brought in from the battlefields and from two smaller cemeteries in the vicinity.
The cemetery contains over 2,650 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, 10 of which are unidentified. The graves in the French military cemetery were removed after the war to other burial grounds and the land they had occupied was used for the construction of the Arras Memorial and Arras Flying Services Memorial.
The adjacent ARRAS MEMORIAL commemorates almost 35,000 servicemen from the United Kingdom, South Africa and New Zealand who died in the Arras sector between the spring of 1916 and 7 August 1918, the eve of the Advance to Victory, and have no known grave. The most conspicuous events of this period were the Arras offensive of April-May 1917, and the German attack in the spring of 1918. Canadian and Australian servicemen killed in these operations are commemorated by memorials at Vimy and Villers-Bretonneux. A separate memorial remembers those killed in the Battle of Cambrai in 1917.
Noted events in his life were:
• Census, 1891, Smallgate Street, Beccles, Suffolk.
• Census, 1901, Public House, Bellyoak Street, Beccles, Suffolk.
• Occupation: Grocers Porter, 1901.
• Census, 1911, 5 Knights Yard, Beccles, Suffolk.
• Occupation: Milkman, 1911.
Charles married Ada Mabel SAGO in Dec 1907 in Wangford, Norfolk. (Ada Mabel SAGO was born circa 1885 in Beccles, Suffolk and died Y.)
Charles next married Eliza M. HOWE in Sep 1913 in Mutford, Lowestoft, Suffolk. (Eliza M. HOWE died Y.)