Wolfe, Bertie Hugh

January 1887 to 31 December 1917

War Service:
Airman 3rd class Bertie Hugh Wolfe 93057 50th Kite Balloon Sect, Royal Flying Corps died age 29 on 31st December 1917 when his troopship HT Osmanieh struck a mine entering the port of Alexandria, with the loss of 76 lives. Two other Lewisham residents, Nurse Nellie Hawley and Lance Bombardier Walter Brett, also died on the HT Osmanieh.

He has no grave but the sea and is commemorated on the Chatby Memorial in Egypt.The Chatby Memorial states that THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE and is commemorated in perpetuity by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Location of Memorial:
His name also appears on the war memorial of the parish church of St Mary, Lewisham.

Bertie was born in January 1887 and died on 31st December 1917. He was the son of Mrs Mary Ann Wolfe of 1 Morden Villas Courthill Road Lewisham and husband of Matilda Wolfe. His sister was Florence Mary Kentsley (nee Wolfe) and is remembered by members of the Kentsley family.

Contributed By: Robert Edwin Kentsley [son of Florence Mary]

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