Bertram Frank Quinton

Date of birth: 1886
Place of birth: Salisbury, Wiltshire
Date of marriage: 1908
Place of marriage: Southampton
Service No.: 25682
Rank: Private
Regiment: Hampshire
Battalion: 2nd
Died: 13th August 1918 aged 32 or 33 years
Death location: France & Flanders

 

Life before the War
Bertram was born in 1886, the 2nd of 8 children born to parents Frank and Alice Mary, nee Hand.  Frank and Alice were both born in Wiltshire and married in 1885.

Bertram’s siblings – 4 sisters and 3 brothers – were:

Christine Lucy Hand   b.1879 (this child was born out of wedlock, but took the Quinton name)

Harriett Mary   b.1887

Henry George   b.1889

Edith Annie   b.1891

Ernest Walter   b.1895 and d.1917

Percival Thomas   b.1896

Elsie Alice   b.1897

In 1891 the family were living at Wide Lane, Swaythling, Southampton.  Frank was an Agricultural Labourer.

They had moved to 21 Northcote Road, Portswood, Southampton by 1901.  Frank was working as a General Domestic Servant, Bertram was a Butcher’s Boy and Henry was working as a Milk Boy.

Bertram married Elizabeth Maud L Hall in 1908 in Southampton. They had a daughter and son:

Dorothy Mabel   b.1909

Bertram Frank   b.1914

In 1911 Bertram was living with his wife and daughter Dorothy at 404 Portswood Road, Southampton.  Bertram had a Milkman’s Round.

In this year Bertrams parents and siblings were living at 37 Belgrave Road, Portswood.  Frank was now employed as a Corporation Night Watchman and his wife was a Charwoman.  Henry was a Coal Dealer, Ernest was working as a Milkman and Percival was a Milk Boy.

 

War Service
Bertram saw action in France and was killed in action on 13th August 1918.  He is remembered with honour at the Borre British Cemetery in France.

 

Borre British Cemetery

Borre British Cemetery

 

Brother Ernest’s War Service – National Roll of the Great War
“Quinton, E. W., Private, 3rd Hampshire Regiment and Dorsetshire Regiments.
Joining in March 1916 he was sent to France in July and took a prominent part in the Battle of the Somme. He fought in several subsequent engagements but was killed in action near Poperinghe on December 28th, 1917. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.
37, Belgrave Road, Portswood, Southampton”

To read more of Ernest’s story please select the link to his name.

Brother Percival’s War Service – National Roll of the Great War
Quinton, P.T., Private, R.A.M.C. and 5th Hampshire Regiment.
He volunteered in August 1914, and a month later was drafted to India, where he fought on the Afghan Frontier and was also engaged on Garrison duty. He returned home in November 1919, and was demoblised in the same month holding the General Service and Victory Medals.
37, Belgrave Road, Portswood, Southampton”.

 

Researcher: Becky Lonergan
Published: 24th May 2015
Updated: Insert dates here

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