England Bertram Frederick Driver T/1626641

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Driver Bertram Frederick England RASC
Driver Bertram Frederick England RASC

Name England Bertram Frederick
Army number T/162641
Rank Driver
Decorations None as far as is known.
Date of birth Born Paddington, Greater London, September 1916, mother's maiden surname Lott.
Age 23 at the time of his death.
Unit Enlisted in the Royal Army Service Corps on 13th February 1940 at Acton. Posted to No. 8 Driver Training Centre, Felixstowe. Posted to No. 8 Mobilisation Control Centre. Posted to 15 Division Supply Column, Chertsey 28/3/1940. Posted 23 Division Supply Column, Chertsey 28/3/1940. Embarked to join BEF 13th April 1940. Served BEF. Killed in action 27/28 May 1940.
Company/Battery Not yet known.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Driver.
Joined Brigade Date of Column joining 23 Division not yet confirmed, but embarkation for BEF was on same day, therefore 13/4/1940.
Promotions None as far as is known.
Wounded Not as far as is known.
Prisoner of War No.
Died/Killed in action 27/28 May 1940 on board SS Abukir, torpedoed by an enemy E-Boat after leaving Ostende bound for the UK.
Home address Son of Charles and Elizabeth Lucy Jane England. Resided at 35, Chippenham Road, Paddington. Buried originally in Esens, Friesian Islands but re-interred in Sage War Cemetery Grave 13, plot 6, row A.
Source table

To read detailed accounts of the loss of the SS Abukir, please click here, and here.

Thanks are due to Laura Robinson for the better image of Private England and for family information.