|Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment)||14002||10th Battalion|
Photo Lea Mills postcard
Bert was born in 1896, worked at Lea Mills, and enlisted into the Foresters in September 1914. Entering France in July 1915 he was promoted to Lance Corporal and then killed in action at St. Eloi on 3rd March 1916. His death is commemorated at the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, on the Lea Mills Memorial and on the Alderwasley Memorial .
Medal Roll Index Card
He was awarded the Victory, British War and 15 Star Medals.
Lea Mills Roll of Honour & Letters
Joined up 04/09/14
Hubert's brother George Petts was also in the Sherwood Foresters and was promoted to sergeant as reported in the Derbyshire Times dated 21 August 1915
DCM FOR ALDERWASLEY MEN
Alderwasley people have been very pleased to hear during the past week of the achievements of two of their soldiers, viz., George Petts, jnr, of the 5th Sherwood Foresters, who has been promoted to full sergeant while in the fighting line somewhere in France, and George Repton, son of Mrs Repton, who has gained the DCM in the Dardaneeles where he is working with the Field Servives Telegraph Department.
Two more young fellows from Alderwasley have joined the forces, viz,. Frank A Alsop and Dennis Griffin, who were both employed at Bury Hill Farm, Alderwasley.
18 March 1916
Lance Corporal A. Petts, Alderwasley
|Date of Death||03/03/16|
|Casualty type||Commonwealth War Dead|
|Grave/Memorial Reference||Panel 39 and 41|
|Cemetery||YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL|
Memorial outside Lea Mills
Three photographs of Alderwasley War Memorial
1901: Derbyshire Royal Infirmary
RG13 piece 3224 folio 214 page 10
|Arthur||Petts||son||17||Stone mason on estate||Alderwasley|
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