BERTRAM CHARLES STEVENSON

image from 1918 Suffolk Chronicle And Mercury.

 

Born: 1892, Ipswich.

Died: 21st March 1918; age 26; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich; Date: 1912 – joined the 6th Suffolk (Cyclist) Battalion.

1915 – engaged on coast defence work in Suffolk.

 

Rank: Private; Service Number; 43365

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion.

 

Medals Awarded: Territorial Force War Medal.

 

Grave Reference;

IX. L. 2.

Delville Wood Cemetery,

Longueval,

Somme,

France.

 

Relatives Notified and Address: Son of Henry Edward and Susan Stevenson, of 21, Suffolk Road, Ipswich.

 

Brother to HAROLD GEORGE STEVENSON.

 

CENSUS

 

1901   21, Suffolk Road, Ipswich.

 

Bertram was 9 years old and living with his parents, siblings & cousin.

Henry Edward James Stevenson, 40, a Boot Maker; born Ipswich, Suffolk.

Susan Stevenson (nee Cann), 40; born Old Newton, Suffolk.

Frank Cecil H. Stevenson, 18, a Fitter – Iron Foundry, born Ipswich.

Ernest Edward Stevenson, 16, a Printer, born Ipswich.

George Harold Stevenson, 10, born Ipswich.

Stanley Henry Stevenson, 6, born Ipswich.

Sidney Walter Stevenson, 3, born Ipswich.

William James Trott, 3, born Ipswich.

 

1911   21, Suffolk Road, Ipswich.

 

Bertram was 17 years old, a Clerk. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Henry, 50, a Boot Maker & Repairer – own account.

Susan, 49.

Ernest, 25, a Printer – Newspaper.

George, 19, Unemployed – formerly at a Leather Merchant.

Stanley, 15, a Tailor.

Sidney, 13.

Christie Gerald Stevenson, 9, born Ipswich.

 

Bertram is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Margaret’s Church, Ipswich and on the war memorial at Christ Church United Reformed Church, Tacket Street, Ipswich – formerly from the Crown Street Congregational Church, Ipswich.

FOUR SOLDIER SONS OF AN IPSWICH FAMILY

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Stevenson, of 21, Suffolk Road, Ipswich, have four sons serving their King and country, all of whom are in the Army, and have volunteered for active service aboard. Prvt. Harold George is 24 years of age; he joined the 1st East Anglian Field Ambulance, R.A.M.C. (Territorials) in 1912, and signed on for the Special Reserve before the war; he went to the Continent in August, 1914; he is attached to the 11th Field Ambulance, R.A.M.C. Prvt. Bertram Charles Stevenson is 23 years of age; he joined the 6th Suffolk (Cyclist) Battalion in 1912; and has been engaged on coast defence work in Suffolk. Prvt. Henry Stanley is 20 years of age; he also joined (in 1912) the 1st East Anglian Field Ambulance, R.A.M.C. (Territorials), now the 88th Field Ambulance, R.A.M.C. After being stationed in different parts of England, he went with the company to the Dardanelles, landing in Gallipoli in April, when the first landing was made; he has had several narrow escapes since being out there. Gunner Sydney Walter is 18 years of age; he joined the 2/3rd East Anglian Howitzer Brigade, R.F.A., (Territorials), in May 1915, and is at present stationed at Brandon.

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