Bertie "Bert" Ridley

Bertie "Bert" Ridley

Male 1893 - 1918  (24 years)

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  • Name Bertie "Bert" Ridley  [1, 2
    Born 13 Feb 1893  Merstham, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Baptism or Christening 14 May 1893  St Katharine's Church, Merstham, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Occupation Engine driver (Brickfield) 
    Residence 1901  40 Monson Road, Reigate, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Occupation 1911 
    Brewers Bottle Washer (Worker) 
    Residence 1911  36 Waddon Marsh Lane, Croydon, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1912  Coulsdon Station, Couldson, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Cleaner 
    Occupation 1915  [7
    Engine Driver 
    Residence 1915  25 Fountain Road, Mitcham, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Military 26 Feb 1916  [8
    First Name(s):B
    Last Name:Ridley
    Number:12243
    Unit:Royal Engineers
    Series:Derby Scheme men, 13th April 1916 - 15th July 1916
    Regiment:Royal Engineers
    Reference:2496 / 8
    Page number:106
    Age:23 Years 0 Months
    Height:5ft 9.5in.
    Weight (pounds):133
    Chest size (inches):35.5
    Chest Expansion (inches):2.5
    Eye colour:
    Hair colour:
    Distinctive marks:
    Occupation:Traction Driver
    Birthplace:Mersham
    County:
    Attestation date:26 February 1916
    Attestation place:Croydon
    Remarks:9 Anthony Rd
    Notes:Derby Scheme men. Dates and recruitment centres covered are
    Transcriptions © The Surrey History Trust 
    Residence 1917  South Norwood, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Died 3 Jan 1918  France Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10, 11, 12
    Age: 25 
    Cause: Killed in Action 
    Person ID P1620  Hamilton and Ridley Family Tree
    Last Modified 3 Jan 2015 

    Father Alfred George Ridley,   b. 20 Feb 1864, Croydon, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1928, Croydon, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Emma Lucy Apps,   b. 19 June 1867, Earlswood, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1934, Croydon, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 4 Jul 1891  Church of St Matthew, Reigate, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Photos
    Alfred George Ridley and Emma Lucy Ridley (Apps)
    Alfred George Ridley and Emma Lucy Ridley (Apps)
    Documents
    George Ridley Emma Apps marriage certificate (1891)
    George Ridley Emma Apps marriage certificate (1891)
    Ridley family (1911 England Census)
    Ridley family (1911 England Census)
    Ridley family (1901 England Census) (Page 1)
    Ridley family (1901 England Census) (Page 1)
    Ridley family (1901 England Census) (Page 2)
    Ridley family (1901 England Census) (Page 2)
    Family ID F341  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Annie Elmer,   b. 11 Jun 1894, 16 Fountain Road, Mitcham, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1987, Croydon, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 15 Nov 1915  Church of St Marks, Mitcham, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Children 
    +1. Private
    +2. Private
    Photos
    Annie Elmer and Bertie Ridley
    Annie Elmer and Bertie Ridley
    Documents
    Bertie Ridley and Annie Elmer marriage certificate (1915)
    Bertie Ridley and Annie Elmer marriage certificate (1915)
    Last Modified 3 Jan 2015 
    Family ID F336  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Feb 1893 - Merstham, Surrey, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism or Christening - 14 May 1893 - St Katharine's Church, Merstham, Surrey, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1901 - 40 Monson Road, Reigate, Surrey, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1911 - 36 Waddon Marsh Lane, Croydon, Surrey, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Cleaner - 1912 - Coulsdon Station, Couldson, Surrey, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1915 - 25 Fountain Road, Mitcham, Surrey, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Nov 1915 - Church of St Marks, Mitcham, Surrey, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1917 - South Norwood, Surrey, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Age: 25 - 3 Jan 1918 - France Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Bertie Ridley
    Bertie Ridley
    Annie Elmer and Bertie Ridley
    Annie Elmer and Bertie Ridley

    Documents
    Bertie Ridley and Annie Elmer marriage certificate (1915)
    Bertie Ridley and Annie Elmer marriage certificate (1915)
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Bertie Ridley death certificate (1918)
    Bertie Ridley death certificate (1918)
    Ridley family (1911 England Census)
    Ridley family (1911 England Census)
    Ridley family (1901 England Census) (Page 1)
    Ridley family (1901 England Census) (Page 1)
    Ridley family (1901 England Census) (Page 2)
    Ridley family (1901 England Census) (Page 2)
    Bertie Ridley baptism (1893)
    Bertie Ridley baptism (1893)

    Headstones
    Bertie Ridley's headstone
    Bertie Ridley's headstone

  • Notes 

  • Sources 
    1. [S-2097899290] England & Wales Birth Index, RD: Croydon, Vol: 2A, Page: 502.
      Son Albert John Ridley's birth certificate (1918)

    2. [S-2099734593] England & Wales Marriage Index, RD: Croydon, Vol: 2A, Page: 2392.
      Recorded as "Albert Ridley" on son Albert John Ridley's marriage certificate (1940).

    3. [S-2097899290] England & Wales Birth Index, RD: Reigate, Vol: 2A, Page: 193.

    4. [S22] UK, Railway Employment Records, 1833-1956, (Ancestry), The National Archives of the UK; Kew, Surrey, England; Collection: London, Brighton and South Coast Railway Company: Records; Class: RAIL414; Piece: 608, Accessed 8 Mar 2014.

    5. [S-1643032298] Surrey, England, Baptisms, 1813-1912, (Ancestry), Accessed 2 Jun 2013.
      1893 May 14th
      Bertie
      George and Emma
      Ridley
      Merstham
      Engine-Driver

    6. [S-2097899321] 1901 England Census, Class: RG13; Piece: 625; Folio: 143; Page: 33.
      Birth date: abt 1893 Birth place: Redhill, Surrey, England Residence date: 1901 Residence place: Reigate, Surrey, England

    7. [S-2099734593] England & Wales Marriage Index, RD: Croydon, Qtr: Oct, Vol: 2A, Page: 816.

    8. [S-1643032321] Surrey Recruitment Registers 1908-1933, (brightsolid).

    9. [S-2100051752] UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919, Military-Genealogy.com, comp, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008.Original data - British and Irish Military Databases. The Naval and Military Press Ltd.Original data: British and Irish Military Databases. The Naval and Military Press Ltd.).
      Birth date: Birth place: Mersham, Surrey, England Death date: 3 Jan 1918 Death place: France & Flanders Residence date: Residence place: South Norwood, Surrey

    10. [S-1643032338] GRO War Death Army Other Ranks (1914 to 1921), (brightsolid), Name: RIDLEY, Bert, Unit:Royal Engineer,s Rank:Sapper, Number:158784, Year: 1918, Volume : E.2, Page: 89.

    11. [S-1643032337] Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Accessed 28 Dec 2013.
      RIDLEY, BERT

      Rank:
      Sapper
      Service No:
      158784
      Date of Death:
      03/01/1918
      Age:
      24
      Regiment/Service:
      Royal Engineers

      24th Anti-Aircraft Searchlight Sect.
      Grave Reference
      XVI. H. 4.
      Cemetery
      VLAMERTINGHE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY
      Additional Information:
      Son of George and Emma Ridley, of 26, Anthony Rd., Woodside Green; husband of Annie Ridley, of 9, Anthony Rd., Woodside Green, South Norwood, London.

      http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/143090/

    12. [S-1643032336] The War Graves Photographic Project, Accessed 28 Dec 2013.
      Ridley, Bert

      Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery - Ridley, Bert
      Cemetery: Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery

      Country: Belgium

      Area: Ieper West-Vlaanderen

      Rank: Sapper

      Official Number: 158784

      Unit: 24th Anti-Aircraft Searchlight Sect. Royal Engineers.

      Force: Army

      Nationality: British

      Details:
      Killed in an enemy air raid 3rd January 1918. Age 24. Son of George and Emma Ridley of 26 Anthony Rd. Woodside Green; husband of Annie Ridley of 9 Anthony Rd. Woodside Green South Norwood London. XVI. H. 4.

      Photograph and details by volunteer/s: David Milborrow
      http://twgpp.org/information.php?id=2155853

    13. [S-2099734593] England & Wales Marriage Index, RD: Croydon, Qtr: Oct-Nov-Dec, Vol: 2A, Page: 816.