Radburn, Bertram

Poppy on a wooden cross

Age: 25
Date of birth: January 1892

Parents: William and Mary Radburn
Address: 30 Cherry Street

Occupation: Painter

Bertram was born in January 1892 and baptised Robert Bertram Thomas Radburn on the 10th January 1892 at St. Nicholas Church, Warwick. At the time his parents were living on Guy Street, Warwick and his father was employed as a car driver.

In the 1901 census, William and Mary were living at 24 Cherry Street with two sons: Bertram (9) and Frederick (4). William was then working as a tram driver.

In 1911 the couple were living at Lillington Cottages, 30 Cherry Street and had a third son, Leonard (9). Bertram was by this time working as a painter and his father was working as a general labourer.

William died around the same time as his son, in 1917 aged 65. Mary, still living at 30 Cherry Street, died in 1941 aged 78.

Warwick Advertiser 23rd June 1917

Military Service

Rank & Number: Private, 16550
Regiment/Service: 15th (Service) Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Brigade/Division: 13th Brigade, 5th Division
Date of death: Wednesday, May 09, 1917
Cause of death/Battle: Killed in action
Commemorated/Buried: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais
Awards: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Commemorated locally at: St Nicholas Church

Bertram had been wounded in an incident on the 17th October 1916. He was entitled to wear a “Wound Stripe” as authorised under Army Order 204 of 6th July 1916.


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  • Warwick Advertiser excerpt courtesy of Warwickshire County Record Office

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