Family History Notebook

Bertie Swindle

Son of William Kenmire Swindle and Eleanor (Ellen) E. Gladley/Ayre, born on the 18th of April 1897 in Coxhoe, County Durham

Married Mary Elizabeth Hill in 1920 in the Houghton district. (b. 1898)


Eleanor, born on the 17th of June 1920
Bertie, born 1921 (d.1923)
Robert, born on the 23rd of November 1924 in the Easington district
Thomas, born 1940

Died 1988 in County Durham

Person ID 05346


0    Text in red represents information obtained from the internet (family trees etc) which I have not yet confirmed.

1    Information suppressed on this page for reasons of privacy.

2    Witness at the marriage of his brother Robert in 1932 in Hampshire.

3    Served in Royal Field Artillery in WW1.


a)    1901 UK census    Living with his parents in Coxhoe.
        1911 UK census    A coal miner at Shotton Colliery with his wife and five children. (Andrew, Thomas, Bertie, William, Robert)
        1939 Register        Bertie, born 18 April 1897, is a Stoneman in Easington; Mary Eliz Swindle, born 25 Mar 1898; Eleanor, born 17 June 1920, later Charlton. Matthew and Winifred Major and Robert Murton (all at school) and two redacted entries

b)    The birth of Bertie Swindle, mother's maiden name Ayre, was registered in the second quarter of 1897 in the Durham district (FreeBMD / GRO 10a 421)

        The marriage of Bertie Swindle and Mary E Hill was registered in the first quarter of 1920 in thr Houghton district (County Durham) (10a 1071)

        The death of Bertie Swindle born 18 April 1897 was registered in August 1988 in the Central Durham district (1 887)

c)    British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920 [database on-line with images]. 
Bertie Swindle  Royal Field Artillery   Regimental number 33648 Campaign 1914/5
            Driver then Gunner