Born: 1895, Shotley, Suffolk.

Died: 21st November 1918; age 23; died from Influenza – 14 days and Lobar Pneumonia – 7 days, at 40, Elliott Street, Ipswich. Previously wounded and gassed.

Informant – mother Emma Maria Trivett, of 40, Elliott Street, Ipswich.

Residence: 40, Elliott Street, Ipswich.

Occupation: a Timekeeper at a foundry.

Enlistment Date: 28th September 1914.

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

Discharged wounded: 21st January 1918. Awarded Silver War Badge – 308, 201.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 5979

Regiment: Royal Fusiliers, 13th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Grave Reference:IMG_6717


Ipswich Old Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of James & Emma Maria Trivett, of 40, Elliott Street, Ipswich.




1901   The Charm, Shedfield, Hampshire.


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

James Trivett, 36, a Bricklayer’s Labourer, born Shedfield, Hampshire.

Emma Maria Trivett (nee Fuller), 31, born Ipswich.

Maud Emma Trivett, 12, born Ipswich.

Henry William Trivett, 10, born Ipswich.

James Frank Trivett, 8, born Ipswich.

Gertrude Lilian Trivett, 3, born Shedfield.

Ernest Preston Trivett, 7 months, born Shedfield.


1911   3, Lanarkslea, Cornwall Mansions, Cornwall Gardens, South Kensington, Middlesex.


Bert was 15 years old, a Kitchen Boy. He was 1 of 5 servants for 54 year old, widow, Evelyn Rattigan.


Soldiers’ Effects to Emma M. Trivett – mother, and later to James F. Trivett – brother.

West Sussex Gazette – 15th August 1912.


At the Petty Sessions, on Thursday, Bert Archibald Trivett, of Curdridge, described as a Hall Boy and aged 16 years, was before Mr. W.H. Myers (chairman), Mr. E. Whalley Tooker, Admiral Gifford, and Mr. T. Christian, was charged on remand with stealing the sums of £10 and £51. 10s., the properties of Harry Daysh, of Solomon’s Lane, Shedfield, on July 27th and August 3rd. Ann Daysh, mother of the prosecutor, stated the money was her son’s, which he had given her to keep. She gave further evidence showing the money was kept in the boxes produced in her bedroom unlocked, and that it was missed on the dates in question after the visits of the prisoner, who was her nephew’s son. The evidence of P.c. Prichard, of Shedfield, went to show that in company with Sergt. Padwick he interviewed Bert at his father’s residence, where Bert admitted the offence and said the money was upstairs. He and P.c. Prichard went upstairs when Bert attempted to escape by jumping through the window. He was, however, captured and brought back, the money being found in the register of the chimney of the front room sealed up in paper bags. Police Sergt. Padwick gave corroborative evidence, and Bert was committed to take trial at the next Quarter Sessions, his father going surety in £40. The Chairman said people should not leave money about in this manner.

On the 15th October 1912, Bert Trivett, a Hall Boy, aged 17, pleaded Guilty of Larceny in a dwelling-house above the value of £5 as he stood before W. Holding, Esq., at Winchester Castle, Hampshire. He was found Guilty of stealing in the dwelling-house of Harry Daysh the sum of £10 in money, his property, at Shedfield, on the 25th July 1912, and Count for stealing in the dwelling-house of the said Harry Daysh the sum of £51. 10s. in money, his property, at Shedfield, on the 3rd August 1912 – sentenced to 12 calendar months Hard Labour (modified Borstal System).


 Royal Fusiliers, 13th Battalion


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