Bertie Joseph Proctor

6025954, Private Bertie Joseph Proctor, Age 29
1st Battalion, Essex Regiment
Died 29 November 1941

Private 6025954, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died 29/11/1941. Age 29.

 

Born 16th April 1912, in Walton, the only son of Bertie Arthur Proctor and Catherine Maria nee Howes. Bertie also had a sister Kathleen b. 1915. Their father was a monumental & building stonemason. In 1937 Bertie married Florence Elsie Keable, in 1939 they were living at 52 Cornwall Road, Walton where Bertie was working as a house decorator. Their daughter Pauline was born in 1940. 

 

Private Bertie Proctor was killed in action and is buried at Tobruk War Cemetery.

 

Brother in law of Eric Harry Churchman.

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These photos were kindly sent to us by Bertie's daughter Pauline, who still lives in the family home in Cornwall Road.

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The wedding of Bertie and Florence, 1937.

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A poem written by Bertie and sent home to his family.

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The Essex Regiment

Tobruk War Cemetery