CFHS code : HT424a

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : In Loving Memory of BERTIE KERRISON SOUTHGATE d March 19 1927 aged 30

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Monument

Inscription

Bertie Kerrison Southgate (c.1897 – 19 March 1927)

Bertie was born in Hyde in Cheshire. His parents were George and Mary Ann Southgate, and George was an inland revenue collector.  He grew up initially in Bredbury, Cheshire [1901], but by the age of 14 [1911] George Southgate had retired and the family were living at Westwick House, 35a Union Road in Cambridge. Mary Ann had been born in Cambridge so that is probably what brought them back to the area.

Bertie served in the Great War as part of the Royal Army Medical Corp.  He signed up in 1914 aged 17 years old, and at that time was working as a mechanic.  He saw action on the Macedonian Front in Salonika, Greece. It was in the War that he met his future bridge – Sister Mary Winston, who was in the Queen Alexandra’s Auxiliary Corps. He married Mary Winston in Camarthenshire on 6th August 1920.

Bertie and Mary Southgate lived at 24 Norfolk Street after marriage.  He died aged 30 years old in Addenbrookes Hospital.  He left effects valued at £56 10s.

Sources:

Ancestry

Newspaper Archives

by Claire Martinsen

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Bertie Kerrison Southgate