Born: 1895, St. Michael’s, Ipswich.

Regarded as dead: 27th July 1916; age 21.

Enlistment Location: Norwich, Norfolk.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 8786

Regiment: Norfolk Regiment, 1st Battalion.

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star + Clasp.


Grave Reference:

Pier & Face 1C & 1D.

Thiepval Memorial,






1901   4, Windsor Terrace, Cox Lane, Ipswich.


Bertie was 6 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Walter Kidby, 59, a Fish Merchant, born Felsham, Suffolk.

Susannah Elizabeth Kidby (nee Southgate), 49, born Ipswich.

Louisa Kidby, 17, a Mothers Help at home, born Ipswich.

Maud Kidby, 14, worked at leather Works, born Ipswich.

Alfred Kidby, 13, a Baker – Bread, born Ipswich.

Gertrude Kidby, 10, born Ipswich.

Frederick Kidby, 8, born Ipswich.

1 boarder – Samuel Jacob Kidby, 27, a general Labourer, born Felsham.


1911   10, Foundation Street, Ipswich.


Bertie was 15 years old, a Tramway Points Man. He was living with his widowed mother & siblings.

Susannah, 52.

Walter William Kidby, 32, a Railway Company’s Mechanics Labourer, Ipswich.

Gertrude, 20, a Tailoress.

Frederick, 17, a Painter.

Samuel Kidby, 43, a Jobbing Gardener.

+2 other boarders.


Bertie’s father, Walter Kidby died, 1904, Ipswich.

Bertie is also remembered on the war memorial at Christ Church, Tacket Street, Ipswich.


Norfolk Regiment, 1st Battalion:


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