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Bertram Stuart Trevelyan ARCHER, GC,OBE, ERD and Two Bars (Living Recipient)

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No. & Rank at the Time of Action:126305 Second-Lieutenant (Acting Lieutenant)

Unit/Occupation: Corps of Royal Engineers, Bomb Disposal

Date and Place of Birth: 3rd February 1915, Hamstead, London

Family: Son of Bertram George Reine Archer (who was an electrical engineer and owned his own business), and Francis Maud Archer (nee Hatfield). Archer married Kathleen Matilda Hatt (known as Kit) in 1939, they have one son, Ian Stuart Trevelyan Archer, ARIBA, AADip,(Hons), and two daughters, Deidre Marjorie Strowger and Melanie Patricia Archer.

Early Life: Archer qualified as an ARIBA at the youngest age permitted as an Architect, at 21, in July 1936. He worked in Grays Inn, initially with Ingram Son and Archer (Archer name added to firm after BSTA qualified). Archer continued working with this partnership all his working life apart from the time he spent in the Army. Before the war he served with the Honourable Artillery Company.

Date and Place of GC Action: 2nd September 1940

The London Gazette: 30th September 1941