Bertram Bulpett

Date of birth: 1896
Place of birth: Hartley Wintney
Regiment: Hampshire
Battalion: 11th (Service)
Rank / Service No: Private, 11122
Died: 4th April 1916, aged 20 years
Buried: Mazingarbe Communal Cemetery Extension, France (Plot I, Row A, Grave 4)


Bertram was the ninth of 10 siblings born to Adolphus and Gertrude Perry Bulpett (nee Harding), who married in Winchester in 1881.

Adolphus was a seaman and was born in Winchester in 1859; he died in Southampton in 1920.

Gertrude was born in Kings Worthy in 1859 and she passed away in Southampton in 1950, having passed 90 years of age.

4 of the siblings almost certainly died young and are unknown.

The family lived at 153 Northam Road.



Tiffany Elsie   b. 1884 Reading   d. 1961 Southampton   Married James J. Randall in Southampton in 1912.

Archibald   b. 1888 Windsor   d. 1955 Surrey   Married Mary A. Young in Marylebone in 1915.

Dorothy Alice   b. 1891 Abingdon   d. 1975 Southampton   Married Albert Goodall in Southampton in 1910.

Gertrude   b. 1894 Wallingford   d. 1950 Southampton


Edith   b. 1899 Southampton   d. 1958 Southampton   Married Mr. Dewey in Southampton in 1926.


The Hampshire 11th (Service) battalion was formed at Winchester in 1914 as part of the Second New Army (K2). It moved to Dublin, and then on to Mullingar in Eire.

In December 1914, the battalion became part of the Pioneer Battalion of the 16th Division.

The Division arrived at Aldershot in March 1915, and was mobilised for war on 18 December 1915, landing at Le Havre two days later.

The battalion spent the early months of the war in the Bethune area and it was here that Bertram lost his life, a mere 4 months after having landed in France.


Researcher: Mark Heritage
Published: 22nd June 2016


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