Born: 1883, Ipswich.

Died: 24th March 1918; age 35; KiA.

Residence: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 15th August 1914.


Rank: Lance Sergeant; Service Number: 242033

Regiment: King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 6th Battalion.

Formerly Private, 5821, Suffolk Regiment.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star + Military Medal



Memorial Reference:

Panel 37.

Pozieres Memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Arthur Jacob & Blanche Cant.




1891   Glenys Terrace, Spring Road, Ipswich.


Bertie was 7 years old, he and his sister were staying with their maternal grandparents, aunt & uncle.

George Fuller, 57, a Tanner, born Nacton, Suffolk.

Sarah Fuller, 53, born Nacton.

Elizabeth Fuller, 16, born Combs, Suffolk.

Joseph Fuller, 12, born Combs, Suffolk.

Alice Cant, 4, born Ipswich.


1901   Depot Suffolk Regiment, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.


Bertie was 18 years old, a soldier ranked Private – Infantry.


In 1901, Bertie’s parents recorded him living at their home, 3, Reeves Yard, Fore Street, Ipswich – aged 24, a Private in the Army.


1911   Longmoor Camp, East Liss, Greatham, Hampshire.


Bertie was 26 years old, a Soldier ranked Private in the 2nd Battalion of the Suffolk Regiment.


Bertie’s father was Arthur Jacob Cant, born 1863, St. Pancras, Middlesex – died 1930, Ipswich. His mother was Emma Blanche Fuller, born 1861, Combs. They were married in 1891, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Blanche Cant – mother.


King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 6th Battalion


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