Private John Bertram Ecott

Death of soldier Private John Bertram Ecott, Bromley

Private John Bertam Ecott was the son of John Roland and Edith Miriam Ecott, of Bromley, Kent.

He volunteered  in February 1940 and was called up almost immediately.  The Commonweath War Grave Commisson reported his death as being sometime between 07/06/1940 and 18/07/1940.  This report of his death was reported in local newspaper in April 1940.

He is buried at Pornic War Cemetery in Loire-Atlantique, France.

Private J.B. Ecott

We regret to record the death of Private John Bertram Ecott, R.A.S.C.  He had been posted as missing more than eight months ago, but information has now been received to the effect that he was found dead in the summer of 1940.

Private Ecott was the eldest son of Mr and Mrs J. H. Ecott of 21 Hilldrop Road, Bromley.

He was born 25 years ago, and as a boy attended the Valley School and Aylesbury Road School, afterwards going on to Catford College.  Leaving school, he started as a grocery assistant at F.W. Essex and Son, Bromley, and was afterwards for some years in the employment of Messrs. E. Durrants, 7, the Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells.

He volunteered in February, 1940, for immediate service overseas with the N.A.A.F.T. and was sent to France in March.

Mr Ecott was for a time the secretary of the Tunbridge Wells Cycling Club, and he had many friends at Tunbridge Wells, as in Bromley.

Death of soldier Private John Bertram Ecott, Bromley

Source:
Bromley & District Times, 4th April 1941
CWGC website

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