Herbert Tweed Pettit.

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From a local paper dated October 27th 1917  =  Killed While Fetching Water. 

Private 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.

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09/04/2012

. . Martyn Smith