Bertram Charles Ibbott, the son of Arthur Pearson Ibbott and his wife Victoria Ibbott (nee Miller), was born in Dalston, Middlesex in 1896, the fourth in a family of five children.
His parents married 1888 in the Islington, London, district. Victoria died 1931 in Watford aged 63, and was buried 7 November in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Arthur died 21 November 1955 in Watford aged 89, and was buried 26 November, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
Bertram was born 1896 in Dalston, Middx, and attended Watford Grammar School from January 1907 to July 1912.
His father was initially a railway clerk and the family lived at a number of addresses in Middlesex before moving to Hertfordshire in about 1900, where their youngest child Claude was born.
1901 Census records Bertram aged 5, living with his parents, sister Grace 11, brothers Arthur 10, Harold 8, and Claude 1, at 57, London Road, New Bushey, Herts.
Arthur Pearson Ibbott was now a secretary to a public company and by 1911 he had progressed further and was a secretary and accountant to an investment company and the family employed a ‘lady help’. At that time, Bertram was a pupil at Watford Boys’ Grammar School.
1911 Census records Bertram aged 15, at school, sister Grace was an Art Student, Arthur a Commercial Clerk, Harold an Engineering Apprentice, and young Claude, was at school. The family lived at “Osborne Villa”, 57, Chalk Hill, New Bushey, Herts.
Oxhey was originally known as New Bushey.