Bert Ferraby was born in Halesowen where he lived with his wife, Clara May. He was an early volunteer in 1914 for the Worcesters when he joined the 9th (Service) Battalion. They were sent to Gallipoli in the relief force of the Summer of 1915. The landings at Suvla Bay were virtually unopposed and subsequent advances were fiercely contested by the Turks. Conditions in terms of terrain and temperature were also very difficult and the enemy's trenches were often very close. Private Bert Ferraby was shot by a sniper while on duty in the trenches and died on the 22 November 1915 at the age of 19. He is buried in Azmak Cemetery (II D 18) and is commemorated on the Cradley and Halesowen Memorials.
ST JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH,High St,Halesowen,Dudley,West Midlands,B63 3BB,England, B63 3BB
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