CARTLAND Bertram James Falkner
Regiment : 1st Battalion Worcestershire Regiment
Service number : B0
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : 27th May 1918 aged 42
Buried : Commemorated on Soissons Memorial, France.
Relatives : Husband of Mary Hamilton Cartland, late of Amerie Court, Pershore, Worcestershire
Memorial : Pershore Abbey
Additional information on the memorial: Worcestershire Regiment
Major James Cartland is mentioned in a report on his son, missing in 1940, in the Berrow’s Worcester Journal, Saturday 8th June 1940:
Major Cartland’s father, Major J.B.F. Cartland was killed in action on March 27, 1918, in the Battle on the Aisne. He went to France in 1914 and was on the staff of a Division for a time. He was sent home on sick leave twice during his period of service, but went through the Messines battle and through the winter of 1917 on the Cambrai Front.
Major, Worcs Regiment. In 1st Battalion at time of death. No decorations – was to have had the D.S.O.
Additional information from Pershore Parish Records, Holy Cross, Film No 216/7, available at Worcestershire Archives.
Trudy Burge has created the WW1 Pershore website to commemorate the men from Pershore who served their country from 1914 to 1918: http://pershoreww1.webs.com/