Other names: Bertie Howard
Locations in this story: ShaftesburyBasingstoke, HampshireHoly Trinity Church, ShaftesburyLayton Lane, ShaftesburySt. James Church, Shaftesbury
Story: Bertie Howard Imber was born in 1895 in Shaftesbury and baptised at St. James Church, Shaftesbury, on 26th February, 1895. He was the son of John Imber, a Rural Postman, and Elizabeth Ann Imber (nee Lodder). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a Butcher's Assistant and living at 2 Layton Lane, Shaftesbury. He enlisted as a Private in the 6th Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 15051). He survived the war and was discharged to 'Z' Reserve on 22nd February, 1919. He died in August 1928 at Basingstoke, Hampshire. The reason for his death is not known. He is remembered on the Holy Trinity War Memorial, now in St. Peter's Church, Shaftesbury. Bertie's brother, Leonard Charles Imber, also served in the conflict and was awarded the Military Medal.