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Bert Anthony

Informatie over geboorte

Algemene Informatie

Beroep:
Mijnwerker

Informatie legerdienst

Land:
Engeland, Verenigd Koninkrijk
Strijdmacht:
British Expeditionary Force
Rang:
Private
Service nummer:
4787
Dienstneming plaats:
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Engeland, Verenigd Koninkrijk
Eenheden:
 —  Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment), 17th Bn.  (Laatst gekende eenheid)

Informatie over overlijden

Datum van overlijden:
20/09/1917
Plaats van overlijden:
Bulgar Wood, België
Doodsoorzaak:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Leeftijd:
27

Gedenkplaats

Tyne Cot Memorial
Paneel: 100

Onderscheidingen en medailles 3

1914-15 Star
Medaille
British War Medal
Medaille
Victory Medal
Medaille

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Mijn verhaal

From the 20th to the 25th of September 1917, the Battle of the Menin Road Ridge was fought. Private Bert Anthony (17th Bn. Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment), 117th Brigade, 39th Division) was killed in action on the 20th of September 1917.
On that day the battalions of the 117th Brigade attacked the German positions at Bulgar Wood. The assembly was carried out well, and was completed 2 hours before Zero hour. While at the assembly position at Shrewsbury Forrest, the 117th Brigade was shelled and suffered a few casualties.
The Division attacked with one Brigade at Zero hour, 5.40 a.m. The 17th Sherwood Foresters led the way, supported by the 16th Sherwood Foresters and the 16th Rifle Brigade. The 17th King’s Royal Rifle Corps were in reserve. Shortly after 17th Sherwood Foresters left their positions the Battalion suffered about 20 casualties, due to heavy shellfire. Nevertheless the 17th Sherwood Foresters pushed on to the Western edge of Bulgar Wood, capturing several blockhouses on their way. The Battalion started consolidating the Red Line on the edge of Bulgar Wood.
At 7 a.m. the attack was resumed by the 17th King’s Royal Rifle Corps. They moved through Bulgar Wood and captured and held the Blue Line on the eastern outskirts of the devastated forest. All objectives were reached and three German counter-attacks were dispersed in the afternoon by artillery and small-arms fire.
Private Bert Anthony was killed in action during the attack on Bulgar Wood. His remains were never recovered or they weren’t identified. Private Bert Anthony is remembered on Tyne Cot Memorial.

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Bronnen 1

McCarthy C., The Third Ypres Passchendaele. The Day-by-Day Account, (London, Arms & Armour Press, 1995), pg. 69-71.
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