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Bertram was born in Carlton, Nottingham in 1883, he was the husband of Gladys Chatsworth Webster of 77 Henry Road, West Bridgford. In the 1901 Census he can be found on the schools ship 'Conway' on the River Mersey at Liverpool as a cadet, he is 17 yrs of age. On 7th July 1905 he is certified competent by the board of trade as a second mate of a foreign going ship and on 20th February 1908 he is certified as a first mate of a foreign going ship. By the 1911 census we find him living with his widowed aunt Emily Fox at 169 Middle Furlong Road, Nottingham, he is 26 years of age , single and a taxi driver. Bertram married Gladys Chaworth Abbott (born 1887 ) in 1913 their marriage was recorded in the Belper registration district, they lived at 77 Henry Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham, they had a son Alfred born in 1914. Following his death his widow Gladys was awarded a pension of 15 shillings a week which commenced on 28th May 1916. His probate was proved at Nottingham on 4th January 1916 and shows him as Bertram Owen Webster of 9 Beech Ave, Nottingham, a Private in H.M.Army, died on 23rd November 1915 at Malta, his effects of £262, 5 shillings and 1 pence was left to Gladys Chaworth Webster, widow.
He was employed as the First Mate of a foreign going ship and as a taxi driver
23 Nov 1915
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6th Bn Lincolnshire Regiment
Private Bertram Owen Webster enlisted at Nottingham into the Lincolnshire Regiment and when trained was posted to their 6th battalion. The battalion sailed from Liverpool on the 1st July 1915 and on the 12th July had reached Alexandria in Egypt and on the 18th it landed at Mudros. On the 7th August 1915 the battalion landed with its brigade at Suvla Bay in Gallipoli. The battalion saw much fierce fighting in Gallipoli but it would seem that Bertram was not wounded but suffered from dysentery he was evacuated to hospital in Malta and it was there that he died from his illness on 23rd November 1915.. His will which was administered on 4th January 1916 gives his address as 9 Beech Avenue Nottingham and states he was a private in the army and died at Malta on 23rd November 1915, he leaves his wife Gladys Chatsworth Webster the sum £262.5 shillings and 6 old pence. He is buried in the Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta
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