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William Marcus Minter

Male 1877 - 1953  (76 years)


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  • Name William Marcus Minter 
    Born 14 Mar 1877  Westminster, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Christened 19 Feb 1882  St Gabriel's, Pimlico, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    _UID ECDEBD9F26D34259ADEF02D7F2579B51643D 
    Died Dec 1953  Birmingham Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • In 1891, William was at school in Christchurch, Hants. He married as Marcus William.

      1911 census (1): Marcus Minter (34, married, born Pimlico, London) was a corporal, RMLI aboard the 'Hermione', a 2nd class protected cruiser, at Barrow in Furness, Lancashire.
      1911 census (2): at 15 Cobden Street, Mill Lane, Gosport, Hants, Lily (wife, 22, married 4 years, 2 children both living, born Plymouth), William Henry (son, 3, born Gosport, Hants) and Jessie Lydia (daughter, 1 month, born Gosport, Hants).
      Form signed Mrs Lily Minter.

      1939 Register: at 7,64 Back Moseley Road, Birmingham C.B., Warwickshire
      Minter, Marcus W born 15 Mar 1877, married, gate keeper, Warks police
      Minter, Lily born 24 Dec 1888, married, housewife
      Minter, William H born 17 Dec 1907, single, capstan & turret lathe tool fitter
      William Frederick born 9 Jul 1926, at school

      November 2007: According to Pat Bartlam "Marcus won the DSM and had a very distinguished career in the RMLI." The award of the DSM was reported in the London Gazette on 6 September 1916.

      The following story appeared on 25 February 2015 in The News, Portsmouth:
      «b»Trees in Gosport commemorate Battle of Gallipoli
      «/b»THE grandson of a World War One hero told pupils of his ancestor's incredible brush with death as they commemorated the Battle of Gallipoli by planting a tree.
      Pupils from Bay House School, in Gosport, recently visited the site, in Turkey, where more than 500,000 people died between April 25, 1915 and January 9, 1916.
      Lieutenant Martin Heighway, based at HMS Sultan in Gosport, is honouring those who died by donating pine trees to be planted as living memorials.
      Bay House is the first school in the area to receive an Aleppo pine and it was planted in the school grounds yesterday by Lt Heighway.
      He said: 'We're delighted at HMS King Alfred that Bay House School has chosen to accept our Aleppo pine on behalf of all those who fought and fell in the Gallipoli campaign of 1815.
      'We've seen intense dedication from Bay House pupils towards making the memory live of those who fought.'
      The British lost the battle and many thousands of allied Australian and New Zealand troops were killed.
      Headteacher Ian Potter said: 'Gallipoli was a fantastic example of learning how different nations make sense of the same events to understand their identity.'
      After hearing about the school's trip to Gallipoli Martin Minter got in touch with his grandfather Marcus Minter's incredible story.
      Mr Minter, from Gosport, was serving in the Royal Marine Light Infantry and was guarding a captured Turkish trench when he was shot in the chest.
      He was saved by a tin of Bisto, with tobacco in it, which was in his pocket.
      His grandson still has the shrapnel bullet. He said: 'Without that tin, I wouldn't be here now.'

      The story is accompanied by a video of Martin Minter. I cannot work out who Martin is.
    Person ID I28  Ipswich, Suffolk
    Last Modified 28 Oct 2017 

    Father Robert Minter,   b. 13 Sep 1853, Washbrook, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1942, 60 Vicarage Road, Watford Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Mother Martha BAILEY,   b. Abt 1854, Ipswich, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1930, Edmonton RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Married Mar 1875  Ipswich, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F3  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lily ROBINSON,   b. 24 Dec 1888, Plymouth, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 10 Jul 1907  Alverstoke, Hampshire RD Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. William Henry Minter,   b. 17 Dec 1907, Alverstoke, Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1976, Birmingham RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     2. Jessie Lydia Minter,   b. 14 Feb 1911, Alverstoke, Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1913, Portsmouth, Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     3. Lily Elizabeth May Minter,   b. 12 Jul 1913, Alverstoke, Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1992, Birmingham RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     4. Marcus Robert Minter,   b. 30 Aug 1918, Birmingham Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1974, Basingstoke, Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     5. Frederick Minter,   b. 9 Jul 1926, Birmingham Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1986, S E Hants RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    Last Modified 8 Sep 2009 
    Family ID F5  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Mar 1877 - Westminster, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Dec 1953 - Birmingham Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S3] BMD index (Reliability: 3).
      Q2 1877 St George's Hanover Square 1a/372

    2. [S45] Baptismal register at findmypast.co.uk, June 2014.

    3. [S3] BMD index (Reliability: 3).
      Q4 1953 Birmingham 9c/155

    4. [S3] BMD index (Reliability: 3).
      Q! 1875 Ipswich 4a/780

    5. [S3] BMD index (Reliability: 3).
      Q3 1907 Alverstoke 2b/1393. Date from Pat Bartlam, Feb 2009.