Other names: Bertram Robert
Locations in this story: Shipton Gorge, DorsetFontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, DorsetTolpuddle, Dorchester, DorsetBournemouth, HampshireMesopotamiaIndia
Story: Bertram Robert Stone was born at Shipton Gorge, Dorset, on 4 Oct 1898 the son of John Stone and Eliza Elizabeth Stone (nee Gale). By 1901 the family had moved to Parsonage Street, Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset, where Bertram spent his early life. He enlisted on 13 Nov 1915 and was mobilized on 20 Jan 1916 and joined the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 16354). He served in Mesopotamia and then India rising to the rank of Lance Corporal. He was returned to the UK on compassionate grounds on 20 Nov 1917 due to the death of his two brothers, Charles Henry Stone and Thomas John Stone. He was transferred to the 449th Agricultural Company of the Labour Corps (Service No. 546444) on 31 Mar 1918 and eventually discharged on 8 Mar 1919. He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. He married Elizabeth Ann Cake at Tolpuddle, Dorchester, Dorset, on 21 Dec 1924. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 108 Strouden Road, Bournemouth, Hampshire, working as a Hire Motor Car Driver as well as being a volunteer with the ARP. His death was recorded in Bournemouth, Hampshire, in 1988.