|Birth: ||Mar. 11, 1880|
Greater London, England
|Death: ||Apr. 25, 1915|
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Bertram was a grandson of Baron Carl Joachim Hambro the founder of Hambros Bank, one of the United Kingdom's largest investment banks, through Percival Lewis Hambro, [the second of Carl's three sons] and his second wife, Arabella Marianne Norman Hambro.
He was baptized 20th April 1880 at Kensington St Stephen.
In 1901 he was a boarder at 28 Bury Street, St James's London, employed as a Merchant's Clerk.
In 1911 he was a Stock Exchange clerk living with his widowed mother at 17 Stanhope Gardens.
He married Margaret [Marjory?]Constance Nevile Lubbock, daughter of Sir Neville Lubbock on 24 April 1912 in Bromley, Kent,a spinster of the parish of Holy Trinity, Bromley.
He served as an Interpreter [Intelligence Corps]with "A" Battery, Royal Horse Artillery [British Expeditionary Force]in France & Flanders 1914-1915 during which he held the rank of Second Lieutenant.He had suffered with tuberculosis as a child and was therefore declared as unfit for active service but his fluency in French and Spanish, was useful to the war effort. He survived at the Front until the end of February 1915 but then, after the long and cruel winter there, his health failed and he was forced to relinquish his commission. Following convalescence in Dorset, he agreed to visit Argentina to raise money for the British Government-as had his forbears in previous conflicts. By the end of the voyage, his trench fever had returned and he was unconscious for several days and he died in hospital at Buenos Aires in April of 1915. His condition was clearly occasioned or aggravated by his war service and he should be officially accepted as a casualty of the Great War. He is commemorated as a casualty of war on the war memorial in the churchyard of Holy Trinity at Bromley Common in Kent.
Decorations, awarded posthumously, were ‘Pip, Squeak and Wilfred'~ The British War Medal, the Victory Medal and the 1914-1918 Star.
He was described as a good-hearted man who made a valuable contribution to philanthropic organizations in the poorer parts of London.
He died leaving two small daughters, Diana and Faith.
He is also commemorated at Milton Abbey in Dorset.
Probate was granted in London 17th July 1915 to his widow.
Effects £6,341.12s.0d.The records show his address as 19 Stanhope Gate, Kensington and that he died in the Argentine Republic.
Relevant Civil Registration details:
Name: Bertram Emil Hambro
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1880
Registration district: St George Hanover Square
Inferred County: London
Volume: 1a Page: 427
Marriages Mar 1869
Hambro Percival Lewis Sturminster 5a 364
Mayne Grace Otway Sturminster 5a 364
Marriages Mar 1875
HAMBRO Percival Lewis Kensington 1a 198
Norman Arabella Marianne Kensington 1a 198
Members of the Hambro Dynasty who made the Supreme Sacrifice in the service of their country:
Lieut Norman Joachim Hambro
Casualty of the Boer War
2nd Lieut Percival Hambro
Casualty of the Great War
Major Robert Alexander Hambro
Casualty of WWII
Percival Lewis Hambro (1836 - 1885)
Grace Mary Hambro St. John-Mildmay (____ - 1920)*
Henry Charles Thomas Hambro (1869 - 1933)*
Percival Otway Hambro (1870 - 1931)*
Norman Joachim Hambro (1877 - 1899)*
Bertram Emil Hambro (1880 - 1915)
Capital Federal, Argentina
Created by: geoffrey gillon
Record added: Apr 24, 2012
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