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Born: 1881, Clapton, London
Died: 5 August 1917
Buried: Coxyde Military Cemetery
Address: 7 George Street, Woodbottom, Baildon
Parents: Levi & Maria
Spouse: Hannah Sophia
Occupation: worsted yarn scourer
Rank: Pte
Rolls of Honour: Baildon
Children: (two decease)
Regiment: Duke of Welliington’s
Bertie North
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Bertie was born about 1881 in Clapton London and appears in the 1891 census as the adopted son of Levi and Maria North, living at Cliffe Hill, Bingley. By 1901 he is living as a lodger with Margaret Swales at Taylor Terrace, Baildon and working as a yarn finisher. Ten years later he is at 7 George Street, Baildon with his wife Hannah Sophia. They have been married six years and had two children, both of whom had died. Bertie is a worsted yarn scourer at C F Taylor, Lower Holme Mill. On 31 August 1917 the Shipley Times & Express reported: Pte Bertie North of 7 George Street, Woodbottom, Baildon, and of the Duke of Wellington’s Regt, has been killed in France. Previous to the war he was employed at the Saltaire Mills, joining up ten months ago and going out to France four months later. In a letter expressing deep sympathy with the bereaved widow, the officer commanding the deceased’s company remarks upon the good work Pte North had done at the front as a Lewis gunner and says that he will be much missed by his friends and companions.
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