Other names: Bertie George
Locations in this story: Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, DorsetStour Provost, DorsetStour Row, Shaftesbury, DorsetShaftesbury, Dorset
Story: Bertie George Maskell was born in Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 17 Sep 1894 the son of Arthur Uriah Maskell and Emily Jane Maskell (nee Toogood). He lived his early life in and around Enmore Green. He had enlisted with the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 1540) and served with both the 2/4th and 1/4th Battalions before transferring to the 2nd Garrison Battalion of the Northumberland Fusiliers (Service No. 311049) where he was eventually promoted to Lance Corporal. It is not known in which theatre of was he served but on his discharge was awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the Territorial Forces War Medal. He married Elsie Elizabeth Pike at Stour Provost, Dorset, on 5th July 1920 and by the 1921 Census was living in Stour Row, Shaftesbury, Dorset, working as a Builder's Labourer. The 1939 Register indicates that he had moved to 91 St. James Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset, and was now described as a Painter. He died at the early age of 48 years in 1943 and was buried at St. James Church, Shaftesbury, on 8 Jan 1943. His brother, Arthur Charles Maskell also served in the conflict.