Bertie William Mapson


BM Mapson arrives in Register with no details, no rank, no date, no discharge, nothing . It took place about 6 Aug 1920, from its position in the register. In fact he was erroneously given an ADRIC number and never joined ADRIC, instead being taken on as a Black & Tan Constable

1895. Jan 30.Born Warwickshire, Bertie William Mapson

1901 census at Mancetter, Warwicks

1911 census at Witherley Atherstone, Warwicks

1916 Aug 17. married in Leicester to Mary H Large

1920 Aug 6. Joined ADRIC with service no 146. . Note on register says "not joined". He seems to have gone in as a Black & Tan Constable. He had no commission, hence into the Black & Tans

1920 Oct 1. Posted to Galway

1922 Feb 9. Discharged in Galway from RIC as a Constable

1922 Sep 22. Left UK for Canada. A "miner" with wife Marie and son Herbert (aged 1) . Of 3 Church Walk, Atherstone, Warks

Bertie immigrated to New Westminster BC Canada in 1922. He became a police constable there and died in a boating accident on Pitt Lake BC while chasing down a criminal where he struck a submerged log and flipped into the water and drowned.....Bob Mapson

But on the other hand articles by his son say " My father had drowned in Pitt Lake five years earlier—I still remember it like it was yesterday. Because Dad had no pension or benefits," One would have thought that he would have got a pension if he had been on duty when killed. I cannot find a newspaper report

1934 Jun 7. Died at Pitt Lake, Canada aged 38