1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

Herbert Kees

Contributed by: Sue Rooney, on 2009-02-09

Bert Kees
First Name Herbert
Surname Kees
Year of Birth 1889
Year of Death 1918
Regiment Somerset Light Infantry
Place of Wartime Residence London

Herbert's Story

Bert was born in Islington and had 4 brothers, 3 of whom also fought in The Great War.

He married Rose in 1911 and on the census earlier that year his occupation was described as "Bread Van Man".

He was a private in the army, serving firstly with the London Regiment and then with 6th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. He died from his wounds on 2 January 1918 and is buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, near Ypres, Belgium.

His elder brother, Fred, died in July 1918.

Picture is of a postcard home "from Bert with best wishes".

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