image from 1916 Suffolk Chronicle and Mercury newspaper.


Born: 1891, Ipswich.

Died: 26th June 1916; age:25; KiA during the big push.

Residence: 66, Victoria Street, Ipswich.

Employed: as a member of the East Suffolk County Police for about one and a half years.

Enlistment Location: Woolwich, Kent.

Date of Entry Therein: 13th August 1914 – France.

Listed as “Wounded” on the Casualty List issued by the War Office from 06/12/1914.

Rank: Lance Corporal; Service Number: 13885.

Regiment: Grenadier Guards, 2nd Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.


Grave Reference:


Essex Farm Cemetery,








1901   98, Bath Street, Ipswich.


Bertie was 9 years old and living with his parents & sisters.

Frederick William Foreman, 49, a Boiler Maker, born Wrenthan, Norfolk.

Esther Foreman (nee Nunn), 47, born Haverhill, Suffolk.

Hannah Foreman, 18, a Corset Embroiderer, born Colchester, Essex.

Daisy Annie Foreman, 11, born Ipswich.

Esther Beatrice Foreman, 4, born Ipswich.


1911   St. Margaret’s & St. John, London.


Bertie was 19 years old, a Soldier ranked Private for the 1st Battalion of the Grenadier Guards.


Ernest’s mother, Esther Foreman died 1910, Ipswich.


In 1914, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Bertie married Emily Conny Southgate, born January 1889, Woodbridge, Suffolk.

They had 1 daughter:

Irene G. Foreman, born 1915, Cambridge – died 1915, Cambridge.


Soldiers’ Effects to Emily C. Foreman – widow.


Grenadier Guards, 2nd Battalion:






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