Official Notification of death of Bertie Huggins
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|Title||Official Notification of death of Bertie Huggins|
|Notes||Bertie worked as a baker in Norwich at Bassinwaith's Stores and at other locations. At his time of conscription he was baking in the Suffolk village of Rickinghall, he left behind five children. The youngest was due to be Christened on his father's next leave. My aunt told me that my grandmother was holding the baby, when she received the notification of her husband's death, she passed the baby to her daughter and fainted. |
Pte. G/53202 Bertie Robert Huggins, 20th (3rd Public Schools) Bn. Royal Fusiliers, killed in action 16th April 1917, is buried in Heninel-Croisilles Road Cemetery. The 20th Bn. formed part of the 33rd Division, which attacked through Heninel from 15th April 1917, taking part in the Battle of Arras.
|Item Date||9th May 1917|
|Copyright||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor|
|Digital repository||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford|
|Contributor Name||Richard Marshall (Norwich and Norfolk Millennium Library Submission Day 8th April 2008)|
|Contributed on the behalf of||J A Huggins|