Service no. 164288
Sapper, Royal Engineers, 219th Field Coy.
Died on 19 November 1916, aged 28
CWGC: “Son of William and Jane Triance; husband of Elizabeth Daisy Triance, of 28 Chelsham Road, Clapham, London.”
Remembered at Mailly Wood Cemetery, Mailly-Maillet, Somme, France
Information from the censuses
Publisher’s clerk Bertram Triance, who was 22 in 1911, lived at 32 Army Street, Clapham with his wife Elizabeth Daisy Triance (née Salter), 22, and baby daughter, Kathleen Margaret Triance, 6 weeks. The couple went on to have three further children.
Bertram was born in Kilburn, north-west London, Elizabeth in Walworth, and Kathleen in Clapham. Ten years earlier, Bertram lived at 55 Lower Marsh, Waterloo, with his parents, William Howard Triance, 50, a coffee house keeper from Middleton, Norfolk, and Isabella Triance, 45, from Hampstead, north London. Bertram was one of at least five children.
Information from Ian Mackarel
“I am Bertram Triance’s great-grandson. My grandmother (his daughter), Jean Louise Triance (later Mackarel) recounted the circumstances of his death to me some years ago. I took some brief notes about this and other family details at the time. The account given to his family was that he was hit by an artillery shell and died instantly. I was told that he had only joined the army 6 weeks before his death following an incident at work where he was given white feathers by colleagues. He had been exempted service previously. His widow, Daisy, subsequently married James Culverwell and had other children.”