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Re: Albert Roberts
« Reply #9 on: Monday 13 May 19 09:00 BST (UK) »
As far as his age in the photo,although it is really not all that long ago,we can be decieved by photos of the time.People dressed and therefore looked somewhat older  at that time.

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Re: Albert Roberts
« Reply #10 on: Monday 13 May 19 09:06 BST (UK) »
I agree with WC. He looks in his 40s.

Maybe some Robert's were called Bert but I think that would be unusual as they're normally shortened to Bob. Bert, usually is a shortened form of Albert - e.g. King George VI was known as Bertie (real name Albert).

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Re: Albert Roberts
« Reply #11 on: Monday 13 May 19 09:17 BST (UK) »
You say he was known as Bert.
He could be a Robert and not an Albert.

He could also be Herbert. My husband's late uncle was named Herbert, but invariably known to everyone as 'Bert'.
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Re: Albert Roberts
« Reply #12 on: Monday 13 May 19 09:30 BST (UK) »
My godfather was a Herbert but he was always known as Herb  :)

Could the diminutives be regional variations?

PS - I had an Uncle Bert, Uncle Bob and Uncle Herb
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Re: Albert Roberts
« Reply #13 on: Monday 13 May 19 21:42 BST (UK) »
Kelly put:
'Albert Roberts known in Cornwall as Bert.'
So I was going with Albert until told differently.

'As far as his age in the photo,although it is really not all that long ago,we can be decieved by photos of the time.People dressed and therefore looked somewhat older  at that time.'
Yes, people looked a lot older, but this man looks well rounded having gained weight over the years, not someone in their early 30's.