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Name: Gertrude Hire

Burial Number: 0418

Gender: Female

Distinction: Born in Old Charlton Kent

Born: 00/00/1858

Died: 24/07/1903

Buried: 27/07/1903


Gertrude Eleanor Burnays was born in Old Charlton Kent in 1858 she was the daughter of Edwin Arthur Burnays of London and Eleanor Jane Irvine of Shoreham Sussex.
Her parents married at St Marks, Kennington on Nov 8, 1851 and had six children Henry Arthur 1852, Herbert Leopold 1854, Edward Irvine 1856, Gertrude Eleanor 1858, Frances Irvine 1860 and Charles Edwin 1862.
The children were born in Old Charlton Kent except the last-born Charles Edwin as they were living in Pembrokeshire when he was born.
Gertrude’s father worked as a Civil Engineer for the Admiralty. Gertrude lived at home with her parents until she marries aged 22 to Frederick Hire a Lieutenant in the Royal Navy.
Her brother Henry Arthur moves to Moscow Russia and his children are born in Moscow. Henry dies in Bad Homburg in Germany on 8th July 1913. Her Brother Herbert Leopold becomes a Practicing Doctor and dies in 1902 in Kent. Edward becomes an Accountants clerk and dies aged 25 in Portsea. Frances Irvine marries in Chatham Kent 6 months after Gertrude marries there and lives in Kent with her family and dies in Hertfordshire aged 65
Brother Charles Edwin moved to Australia and was an Engineer and Patent Attorney, he dies in 1920 in Queensland Australia.

Researcher: Gail Warner-Clarkson

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: SB Row: 2 Plot: 9

Exact Location (what3words): policy.year.causes

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



EndowedGrave: Cut grass and keep tidy


In loving memory of Gertrude Eleanor wife of Capt. F. Hire R.N. who departed this life 24th July 1903 aged 45 years "Til death us join" and of his wife Ottilde Lisa 10th Jan. 1907. In loving memory of Frederick Hire Captain Royal Navy died 27th November 1911 aged 65 years R.I.P. Also of Cicely Hire 12th March 1940 "Make them to be numbered with Thy saints in Glory Everlasting"

Further Information


Name: Gertrude Eleanor Hire

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1858

Town: Old Charlton

County: Kent

Country: England


Maiden Name:Burnays

Marriage Date: 03/01/1882

Spouse First Name: Frederick

Spouse Last Name: Hire

Town of Marriage: Chatham

County of Marriage: Kent

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 24/07/1903

Cause of death: Strangulated Bowel by band of Lymph Stones; operation of abdominal section; cardiac failure seven hours after

Address line 1: Idleshurst

Address line 3: Winchester Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


Living at 21 Meyrick Street Pembroke St Mary, Gertrude’s father Edwin a Civil Servant for the Admiralty, His wife and all six children living at this address with two servants


Living at Her Majesty’s Dockyard, Gillingham, Chatham, Kent. Her father is still a civil engineer, living with her parents and Siblings Herbert, Edward, Frances and Charles. Also, two servants, Cook and Housemaid.


Living at Chatham Dockyards in Gillingham with her mother and father, and her brother’s wife Alice M Hardy. They have a Cook and a House Maid living with the family.


Living at 4 Taswell Road, Portsea Portsmouth, Hampshire. Gertrude is living here with a servant. Frederick must be at Sea.


Living at “Idleshurst” Winchester Road, Worthing. Gertrude and Frederick are living here with two servants. A cook and housekeeper. Frederick is now a retired Captain of the Royal Navy.

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