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.
Pier & Face 1C & 1D.
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.
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: