Rank or Title
Date of Birth
Date of Death
21 Jul 1917
War time / or Pre War occupation
Place of Birth
World War I Address
Place of Death
War Memorial Location
Soldier or Civilian
Pte Bert Frederick Good, 43098, 6th Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment, was killed in action in Belgium on July 21st*, 1917. He was aged 20 and single.
He had joined the Northampton Regiment in January 1916 and was drafted to France three months later. He had returned to the firing line just a fortnight after recovering from previous wounds when he was killed.
An officer who wrote to his widowed mother Mary said Pte Good was killed instantaneously by a shell in the early hours of July 22nd*. He was buried with full rites by an Army Chaplain in a military cemetery at Zillebeke.
Bertie Frederick Good, as he was christened, was born in Luton in late 1896. His father William died in 1910 and in the Census the following year he is described as a butcher's shop assistant lodging with his mother and brother George at 57 Hastings Street, Luton.
Immediately prior to enlistment Bert was employed as under-operator at the Palace Theatre in Mill Street, Luton.
Brother George, aged 25, who was with the Beds Regiment in South Africa at the outbreak of war, was in a convalescent camp in France after being wounded.
Brother Joseph, 27, of the Beds Regiment, was badly wounded at the Battle of Mons. He was taken prisoner on October 13th, 1914, and was doing colliery work at Friedrichsfeld in Germany.
Brother William, 32, had been discharged from the Army as a result of deafness.