Starkie, Bert

First name/s: Bert
Last name: Starkie
Known names / nicknames: Berty or Bertie
Date of birth: 31/10/1884
Year of birth: 1884

Life before Ruskin

Date and place of birth: 31 October 1884 Ostwaldtwistle, Lancashire

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Dates at Ruskin:Before 1914

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Work: He returned to Oswaldtwistle after World War One and moved to Manchester c. 1930.

Politics/trade union activity: Bert reported that he had ‘gone through the mill’ on behalf of his conscientious principles. He was in a C.O corps in France. Secretary of the Manchester, Salford and District Weavers, Winders and Doublers Association from 1935 until his death in 1949. Active in the Labour Party in Manchester.

Family: married Mabel Harriet Wells who worked in the household of Gilbert Slater, the Principal of Ruskin. 2 children Sheila and Idwal

Place & date of death: Manchester, 1949

Date of death: 17/05/1949
Year of death: 1949

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This meagre information is drawn from a pamphlet ‘The Ruskin College Fellowship and the First World War’ written by Alan Shepherd.

According to infomation received from those compiling the database on conscientious objectors nationally, two brothers Bertie and Christopher Starkie from Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire were known to be COs.

Additional information has been provided by Jackie Wetton.

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Hilda Kean
Jackie Wetton

created 28/08/2014 at 10:58 am, updated 16/01/2015 at 7:07 pm

3 thoughts on “Starkie, Bert

  1. Jackie Wetton

    Bert known as Bertie Starkie was my Grandfather. He came from Oswaltwistle and was at Ruskin College and was a conscientious objector for religious reasons. He later worked for a Trades Union. I can try and find out some more detailed information if you like.

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      1. Jackie Wetton

        Hello Hilda
        Here is some basic information about Bert Starkie also known as Berty or Bertie. Please can you add it to your archive in the appropriate places.
        born 31/10/1884 in Oswaldtwistle Lancashire
        married 21/05/1916 to Mabel Harriet Wells who worked in the household of Gilbert Slater the Principal of Ruskin.
        Concientious objector.
        returned to Oswaldtwistle after ww1.
        2 children Sheila and Idwal
        moved to Manchester around 1930
        Secretary of the Manchester, Salford and District Weavers, Winders and Doublers Association from 1935 until his death in 1949.
        Active in the Labour party in Manchester.
        Died 17/05/1949

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