John PartridgeView full burial details
John Stanners Partridge, son of Mrs C Partridge amd William Partridge. Died aged 19 on Friday 6th April 1917 whilst serving as a Driver with the 51st Heavy Div. Ammunition Col. (attd. ‘Y’ 51st Trench Mortar Bty.) Royal Field Artillery.
John is buried at Anzin-St Aubin British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France but commemorated on his father’s memorial in Rectory Lane Cemetery.
John Stanners Partridge was the son of Catherine and William Partridge of Berkhamsted, who were my great grandparents.
His parents derived what appears to be a double barrelled name by keeping the family name of his mother Stanners.
He enlisted in the army in Watford in 1917 and was posted to the 51st Heavy Division which was originally based in Bedford where they prepared and trained before going to France.
He was a driver and it appears his job was ammunition supply at the front line where he was killed by a shell on April 6th 1917 which was his 19th birthday.
We have visited his grave which is in Anzin St Aubin near Arras. We found it located behind some houses and containing probably about 300 graves. He is also remembered on the War Memorial in Berkhamsted.