2KEH 'BR-BRO'


BRADSHAW, William J. 1975. Serjeant. Attached King's African Rifles.
BRAGG, Arthur C. 48. Private. Discharged 27/07/1916.
BRAMBLEBY, Percy M. 81. Staff Quarter Master Serjeant (Warrant Officer Class 2). Commissioned RFC 24/01/1917.

BRANDON, Lionel. 797. Private. Commissioned Second Lieutenant 13/08/1915 and then Captain Royal Army Service Corps.

BRIDGES, William. 643. Discharged 23/02/1919.
BRINSDEN, Horace W. 1841. Private. Private 7th Battalion Rifle Brigade B/200737. BWM and Victory medal named to Rifle Brigade. Discharged 20/04/1919.

BRISOO, Richard B. 1075. Warrant Officer Class 2. Commissioned 172nd Tunneling Company, Royal Engineers 17/09/1915.

BRISTOW, Wilfred Holditch. 1135. Private 2KEH. Disembarked 1/05/1915. Transferred to Private 2049 KEH. Died of Wounds 30/10/17 aged 33. Son of Henry Barnes Bristow (former British Consul in China) and Kathleen Sara Bristow (nee Holditch) of The Chantry House, Steyning, Sussex. Born in King's Lynn Norfolk, UK and lived in Canada as a farmer pre-war. Buried in DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, BELGIUM. Photograph of Casualty letter to family shown under corresponding Bristow entry in the KEH Nominal Roll and photograph of his gravestone available online.

BROADWOOD, Stewart Henry Tschudi. Second Lieutenant then 2nd Scots Guards, 1915 (With thanks to Tom from Great War Forum).

BROCK, Oliver, W. 1624. Serjeant. On Nigeria WAFF Egba Expedition Medal Roll and issued Africa General Service Medal 1926. Discharged 9/06/1919.

BROCKMAN, Keith Cooper. 1316. Private 2KEH entered France 2/07/1915. Wounded whilst in the trenches at St. Jan-Cappel near Baillieul in the Ypres sector 25/11/1915. Private Tank Corps 112090, commissioned Second Lieutenant King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment 30/04/1918. Attached Royal Air Force 7/11/1918. After the war he worked in Spanish Guinea and became Vice Consul at Fernando Po. Photograph(s) of WW1 medal trio, 2KEH shoulder title and King's Own Royal Lancaster identity bracelet and biographical details courtesy of Owen Dobson.

BROOKE, Charles. Lieutenant Oct 1914 formerly Lieutenant Colonel 2/1st Yorkshire Dragoons.

BROOKE, John Warwick. 606. Serjeant. Born 30/05/1886 in London and died 1929 at Uxbridge aged 42. Joined Royal Navy 1901. Press photographer with Topical Press Agency. Enlisted 1915, arrived in France as a Serjeant 5/05/1915 and commissioned as Second Lieutenant in the Intelligence Corps 2/07/1916 after being awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal 14/01/1916.  Became the second British official war photographer. Awarded OBE 2/11/1920. Joined the Auxiliary Division Royal Irish Constabulary (ADRIC) 4/05/1921 and discharged 1922 as a Captain. Photograph in 2KEH uniform. 

BROOKER Jack. 1365. 2 KEH. Wing Commander J. Brooker, Royal Air Force, Late Royal Flying Corps, Welsh Regiment and King Edward´s Horse 1914-15 Star (1365 Pte. J. Brooker, K. Edw. H.); British War and Victory Medals (Lieut. J. Brooker. R.F.C.); Defence Medal; War Medal, M.I.D. Oakleaf. Medals addressed to recipient at The Brewers Arms, Sinderby, Thirsk, Yorkshire. M.I.D. London Gazette 1.1.1946 Wing Commander J. Brooker (73568), R.A.F.V.R. Wing Commander Jack Brooker, born Argentina, 1891; enlisted as a Trooper 2nd Battalion King Edward´s Horse, January 1915; served with the regiment on the Western Front, from 4.5.1915; commissioned Second Lieutenant 10th Battalion Welsh Regiment, December 1915; promoted Lieutenant before transferring to the Royal Flying Corps, 23.10.1916; Temporary Flying Officer (Observer), 2.2.1917; postings included to a number of Training Squadrons between February - December 1917, before being posted as a Ferry Pilot to No. 2 (N) Aircraft Repair Depot, Sheffield, 16.8.1918; discharged 31.1.1919; re-engaged as a Flying Officer for service during the Second War and was employed for Operations Room Duties, including Control, at Abbotsinch, Dyce, Shetlands and Lough Erne Stations, between August 1939 - March 1941; served in the Operations Room, H.Q. Iceland, 21.8.1941-19.11.1942 and in the same capacity with H.Q. Coastal Command, from the end of November 1942 - June 1945; advanced Wing Commander 21.8.1941; retired 10.2.1954. Photograph of Brooker medal group.

BROOM, Francis Hubert. 831. Private, Second Lieutenant Machine Gun Corps 22844.

BROWN, Arthur E. H. 1761. Private. Seriously wounded whilst in the trenches at St. Jan-Cappel near Baillieul in the Ypres sector 25/11/1915 and subsequently DoW 1/12/1915. Buried at BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, NORD, France.

BROWN, Herbert Cavis. 1341. Private, born in the UK and KIA 25/05/1915 aged 31 at the Battle of Festubert. Son of William and Mary Brown, of Stratford-on-Avon. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, France.

BROWN, Y. Farrier Lance Corporal, Second Lieutenant 51st Middlesex Regiment