Herbert Tweed Pettit.
a local paper dated October 27th 1917
= Killed While
H. T. Pettit, Bedfordshire Regiment, has been killed in France, he was
the youngest son of Mrs. Pettit, 197 High Street, Old Fletton, his age
being 37. He had been in the firing line for the past eighteen months,
and was recently home on leave. The following letter has been received
by his mother from his 2nd Lt: "I much regret to inform you of the
death of Pte H. T. Pettit, who was killed by the bursting of a shell
while he was endeavoring to obtain water for himself and his comrades in
the front line. As his platoon officer, 1 always found him a good fellow
of a cheerful disposition, helping his comrades whenever the opportunity
occurred, and his loss is much felt by all who knew him".
He was 43406, Private in the 1st Bedfordshire Regiment, formerly Private 813 in the Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion.
He was Killed in action 8.10.17 in Ypres Salient. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Panels 48/50.
If you can help with any data on this Huntingdonshire Cyclist please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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