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Gerald Bertram Barstow

Biography of Private Gerald Bertram Barstow (1000810)
Manitoba Regiment (44th Battalion)
Canadian Over-seas Expeditionary Force
Died 23rd August 1917

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Gerald Bertram Barstow

Date of birth:
6 December 1888

Place of Birth:
Aslackby, Lincolnshire, England

Date of Birth registration:
Jan – Mar 1889

Place of Birth Registration:
Bourne, Lincolnshire, England



No marriage for Gerald has been found and because of his age we can assume that he never had the opportunity to marry.


Father’s Name:
John Smithson Barstow

Father’s DOB:

Father’s Place of Birth:
Brawhope, Yorkshire, England

Father’s Occupation:
Clergyman, Church of England

Mother’s Name:
Elizabeth Charlotte Coupland

Mother’s DOB:

Mothers POB:
Frieston, Lincolnshire, England

Mother’s Occupation:

Their Marriage:
1 February 1882 All Souls Church, Hampstead

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)
John Smithson Barstow, 1882, Aslackby
Maude Mary Barstow, 1884, Aslackby
Herbert Wiliifrid Barstow , 1885, Aslackby
Constance Emily Barstow, 1886, Aslackby
Hugh Cecil Barstow, 1887, Aslackby
Gerald Bertram Barstow, 1888, Aslackby
Alix Vida Barstow, 1890, Aslackby
Henry Lionel Barstow, 1894, Aslackby
Montagu Ivan Barstow, 1899, Aslackby

1891 Census:
Gerald is living with his parents in Aslackby.

1901 Census:
Gerald is living with his parents in Aslackby.

1911 Census:
Gerald is living in Canada.

Relatives in services:
4 of his brothers served in the war. All joining the Canadian Over-seas Expeditionary Force. They are Herbert Wiliifrid Barstow, Hugh Cecil Barstow, Henry Lionel Barstow, Montagu Ivan Barstow

Newspaper Mentions:

Grantham Journal Saturday 30th March 1918.
KILLED IN ACTION: It is with regret we record the death of Pte Gerald Bertram Barstow fourth son of the late Vicor of Aslackby, killed in action in France. He joined the Canadian Army at the beginning of the war and arrived in France July 1917. He was reported missing and is now regarded as having been killed in action.  We also regret to state that George Edward Daff, eldest son of Mr and Mrs daff who was reported missing on October 4th 1917 is now regarded by the War Office as killed. The deceased soldier worked on the land, previously to enlisting. He was a scholar at the Methodist Sunday School, a ringer, a teacher in the Church Sunday School, a chorister and communicant. The sincere sympathy of the neighbours is offered to the sorrowing parents. The Memorial Service will be hold on Sunday April 7th.

Attestation Papers:

WW1 Soldier’s Records:

Soldier’s Died In The Great War:
Not found

Pension Records:
Not yet available

Medal Card Index:
Not found


Aslackby, plaque in St James’ Church

Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
In memory of Private Gerald Bertram Barstow 1000810, 44th Bn, Canadian Infantry who died on 23 August 1917 Age 26
Son of the late Rev. John Smithson Barstow and Mrs Elizabeth Charlotte Barstow of Aslackby Rectory, Folkingham, Lincs, England
Remembered with honour Vimy Memorial

More information:

Vimy Ridge Memorial

Gerald Bertram Barstow

Military Service Timeline

This is ongoing research and will be posted when completed.