Bertie Hagger – killed in action 23 July 1916, France / Flanders
Service No.: 19512, Private, Enlisted – Deptford
Awarded Victory and British War medals.
Regiment: Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry, 1st Battalion – 15th August 1914 Mobilised for war and landed in Havre and engaged in various actions on the Western front including;
1914 – The Battle of Mons and subsequent retreat, The Battle of Le Cateau and the Affair of Crepy-en-Valois, The Battle of the Marne, The Battle of the Aisne, The Battles of La Bassee and Messines 1914, The First Battle of Ypres. 1915 – The Second Battle of Ypres and the Capture of Hill 60. 1916 – The Attacks on High Wood, The Battle of Guillemont, The Battle of Flers-Courcelette, The Battle of Morval, The Battle of Le Transloy.
Born St Olave Southwark RD, Sept 1895
At 19 Cadbury Road Bermondsey, 1911 census with father Frederick a widower and sister Rose and brother William. Bertie shown as a messenger.
At 21, Cadbury Road, Bermondsey, 1901 census with father Frederick, mother Annie, sisters Rose and Dorothy and brother William.
We can trace Bertie ancestry back to Samuel Hagger born in Stebbing in Essex in about 1800 and he was married to Sarah Mead and they lived at Springfield near Chelmsford in Essex where some of the family continued to based into the 1900s.