Born: 1897, Whitton, Suffolk.

Died: 28th October 1915; age 19; Died of Wounds.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 30th May 1915 – France.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 12532

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 7th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Grave Reference:


Etretat Churchyard,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Samuel & Maria Shemming, of 10, Grove Cottages, Henley Road, Ipswich.




1901   Grove Cottages, Henley Road, Ipswich.


Bertie was 4 years old and living with his parents & brothers.

Samuel Shemming, 41, a Brickmaker, born Hoxne, Norfolk.

Maria Shemming (nee Leftly), 43, born Brockdish, Norfolk.

Sydney George Shemming, 16, a Labourer in Iron Warehouse, born Scole, Suffolk.

Stanley Robert Shemming, 13, a Labourer on Fram, born Ipswich.


1911   Grove Cottages, Henley Road, Ipswich.


Bertie was 14 years old, an Errand Boy – Grocer. He was living with his parents & paternal uncle.

Samuel, 52, a Brickmaker.

Maria, 53.

Robert Shemming, 54, a Caretaker – Church, born Hoxne, Norfolk.


 Suffolk Regiment, 7th Battalion:

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