Alvediston War Memorial base

Bertram William James Moxham

Surname: Moxham
Other names: Bertram William James
Other people in this story:
Frank Moxham
Elizabeth Clara Moxham née Frances
Amy Moxham née Davenport
Bertram R.E. Moxham
Henry J. Phillips
Samuel George Moxham
Locations in this story:
Trow, Alvediston, Wiltshire
France & Flanders
Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinghe, West Flanders, Belgium
Upper Woodford, Wiltshire
Devizes, Wiltshire

Bertram William James Moxham was born in 1889 in Alvediston, Wiltshire and was baptised there on 13th October 1889. He was the son of Frank and Elizabeth Clara Moxham (née Frances). At the time of the 1911 Census he was then single, working as a Carter of a Farm and living at Trow, Alvediston. On 26th  December 1914 he married Amy Davenport and they lived together in Alvediston. Their son, Bertram R.E.Moxham, was born in 1915. Bertram enlisted in Devizes, Wiltshire as a Private in the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment (Service No. 18889). He joined the 1st Battalion and served in France & Flanders. He died of wounds on 31st July 1915 and was buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinghe, West Flanders, Belgium. Records show that Amy was living at "Scotland", Upper Woodford, Wiltshire. In 1920 she married Henry J. Phillips. Her son Bertram died in 1946, aged 31 years Bertram William James Moxham is remembered on the Alvediston War Memorial. His brother, Samuel George Moxham, also served but survived the conflict.  

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Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives