Pinch, Bertie –

Son of Thomas and Ellen Pinch, of Dent, Yorkshire; husband of Joanna Pinch (nee Jost), of Weaving Terrace, Dent, Yorkshire, and formerly of 2, Latham Street, Bolton, Lancashire. Previously a tram conductor in Bolton. Served as Police Constable 86 of the Bolton County Borough Police from 07/08/1913 until enlistment for military service. (Bolton Archives: ABJ/22/225). Killed by a shell splinter. His brother Vincent, of Dent, Yorkshire, served as Gunner 74415, Royal Garrison Artillery and survived.

Personal details

  • Surname: Pinch
  • Forename: Bertie
  • Date of birth: November 5th, 1887
  • Birth place: Dent, Yorkshire
  • Place of residence: Bolton, Lancashire
  • Gender: Male
  • Age of death: 29
  • Place of death: Not known
  • Date of death: May 2nd, 1917
  • Casualty type: Not known

Service details

  • Rank: Gunner
  • Unit: "D" Battery, 170th Brigade.
  • Service number: L/17990
  • Regiment: Royal Field Artillery
  • Enlistment date: May 14th, 1915 - 1915-05-14
  • Enlistment location: Bolton, Lancashire
  • Conflict: WW1


  • Service medals: V / BW
  • Silver War badge: Not known
  • Awards: Not known

Local newspaper entries

  • Bolton Journal and Guardian entries: 21/05/1915 18/05/1917 07/12/1917
  • Bolton Journal and Guardian references: 7e 6c/d* S8*

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