We have no Service Record for Bertie Houseman but we know from his Medal Card that he was firstly
in the Lincolnshire Regiment, service number 34607 and then the Labour Corp, service number 27216.
According to The National Roll of the Great War 1914-1918, Section VIII Leeds, Bertie “joined up in March
1916 but after only a few weeks service with the Inland Water Transport, was invalided from the Army in
April. He re-enlisted, however, in March 1917 and was shortly afterwards drafted to the Western Font,
where he was engaged on important duties in various sectors. He returned home for demobilisation in
His address is noted as 9 Colwyn Avenue, Beeston, Leeds.
Because of his overseas service in a theatre of war he was qualified to wear the British War Medal and
Victory Medal. As he did not qualify for the 1914-1915 Star medal we know that he did not serve in
France before January 1916.