KEH 'BR-BRY'


BRADBURN, William Ernest Horatio. Colonel W. E. H. Bradburn, Inspector-General of Police, British Guiana, late 8th Hussars and King Edward’s Horse. The Order of St John of Jerusalem, Officer (Brother) silver breast badge; King’s Police Medal, G.V.R., 2nd issue (Col. William E. H. Bradburn, Insp-Gen. of Police, British Guiana); Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 4 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1902 (1556 Tpr., S.A.C.); 1914-15 Star (13319 Pte.-A-Cpl., 8th Hrs.); British War and Victory Medals (13319 A.Cpl., 8/Hrs.). K.P.M. London Gazette 1 January 1932. The recommendation states: ‘Has a specially distinguished record in administrative and detective services. Has successfully organised the Police Force of the Colony.’ William Ernest Horatio Bradburn was born in Derby on 26 May 1884, son of a pattern maker. As a young man of some 17 years of age, he served during the Boer War, with the Imperial Yeomanry in 1901, and later in the ranks of the South African Constabulary until October 1907. On the outbreak of the Great War, Bradburn joined the 8th Hussars and served overseas with this regiment until April 1917. Bradburn was granted a commission from an Officer Cadet Unit as a Second Lieutenant in King Edward’s Horse on 17 April 1917. He was appointed Adjutant of the Reserve Regiment of King Edward’s Horse in September 1917, with acting rank of Captain, but appears to have remained stationed in Ireland for the remainder of the war. He was promoted Lieutenant in the regiment in October 1918, and subsequently returned to their pre-war Head Quarters in Chelsea. In July 1919 he was selected for an appointment in the Cyprus Military Police, and in the following October was appointed a local Commandant. He served in Cyprus until 1927, and held a number of appointments there during this period, including those of Deputy Coroner, in the district of Larnaca, and later Nicosia, a Member of the Prison Board, and a Visitor of the Central Prison. He held acting and deputy appointments as Chief Commandant of the Cyprus Police at various times, as well as acting as A.D.C. to the High Commissioner on several occasions, becoming Honorary A.D.C. from October 1924. In August 1926 he was nominated an Official Member of the Legislative Council. In January 1927, Bradburn was appointed Inspector-General of Police and Commandant of the Local Forces in British Guiana, and from May to December 1927 he was in addition acting Inspector of Prisons. He was nominated Official Member of the Legislative Council from August 1928 to June 1930, and of the Executive Council from May to December 1929. During his tenure in British Guiana, Bradburn did much work with and for the St John’s Ambulance Association, and for his services was appointed an Officer (Brother) of the Order of St John of Jerusalem, as notified in the London Gazette of 25 June 1935. Bradburn held the rank of Colonel in the British Guiana Militia, and was President of the British Guiana Local Forces Rifle Club. His only son, William Stewart Bradburn, was later an officer in the Trinidad Police, and as a Sub-Inspector was killed in riots in Trinidad during 1937. He was shot in the chest and killed on 21 June of that year in rioting in South Trinidad in the course of a strike by 5000 oilfield workers over higher wages and shorter hours. Colonel Bradburn retired in 1937 and the following year approval was granted for him to retain his rank with permission to wear the prescribed uniform. In due course he returned to England and in 1968 was living in Budleigh Salterton, Devon. Medals sold at auction by Dix Noonan Webb, UK in April 2003 bu no image available. Captain and Adjutant in photograph Marlborough Barracks, Dublin 1918 see Figure 33. Extensively researched by Diane Moss as part of https://www.sixstreetsderby.org/local-history/lest-we-forget.

BRADNEY, . Private served in Dublin
BRADSHAW, Arthur 1228. Private, Private Labour Corp 421715
BRAGG, Robert Charles. 227. Corporal, Temporary Second Lieutenant Royal Artillery

BRAKE, Francis Joseph Edwin. 56. Squadron Quarter Master Serjeant 'C' Squadron. Commissioned Second Lieutenant 24/03/1917 in the Royal Field Artillery later 18th Wing Royal Air Force. Entered France 22/04/1915. Born 10/12/1889 and died 13/06/1960. Awarded 1953 Coronation medal and became a Knight of the Bath in 1946. An aluminium dog tag impressed to F. Brake, Service No. 56 noted as having been acquired by a member on the Great War Forum in 2005. Biography available on www.kingedwardshorse.net

BRAKELL, James Forster. 410. Serjeant. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, KEH 14/9/1915. Taken Prisoner of War 31/07/1917 and repatriated 23/12/1918. Lived in Liverpool and served in the Mersey Division, Royal Navy and awarded a silver medal (sold on electronic auction site Feb 2020) for "Interpart of Ship Heavy Gun Competition 1908' to Able Seaman J. F. Brakell.

BRAND, Jonathan. 1530. Private
BRANDON, Frederick. 574. Private
BRANT, Arthur. 626. Private, Serjeant
BRANWOOD, Alfred J. 917. Private
BRAVERY, Charles. 519. Private
BRAY, Alexander F. 1829. Private, Northumberland Fusiliers 61175
BRAZIER, Dyckon C. 1384. Private
BREBNER, Norman G. 1681. Corporal
BREBNER, William Mason. 1640. Private, Labour Corps 416793
BRENCHLEY, Mark. 1071. Private
BRENNAN, John. 1069. Private, Tank Corps 305381
BRENT, Stuart. 558. Private
BRETON, Albert. Private, ex-1st Dragoon Guards, D/17023, Corps of Dragoons
BRETT, Thomas. 1204. Private
BRETT, William. 1156. Private
BREWSTER, John A. 25. Private 2111 on MIC as well
BRICE, C. L. 488. Private
BRIDGEMAN, Robert J. J. 1335. Private

BRIDGER, David Edgar. 738. Private. Died of meningitis in England 19/04/1915. Educated at St George's College, Quilmes, Argentina. Buried in BIGGLESWADE CEMETERY, UK. Civilian photograph on www.ukphotoarchive.org.uk

BRIDGES, Herbert T. 1207. Private

BRIGGS, Bertram H. 1487. Private. Victory medal for sale on electronic auction site in 2020.

BRINN, John F. T. 256. Serjeant. Discharged 5/04/19.

BRISTOL, Samuel S. 1324. Private, Durham Light Infantry 10165

BRISTOW, Wilfred Holditch. 2049. Private 1135 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 and photograph of his gravestone available online.


BRITTON, Thomas S. Private, Private Corps of Dragoons D/18316
BRITTS, M. H. G. 319. Private, Second Lieutenant Supply Transport
BROADHEAD, William Smitheon. 705. Private, Second Lieutenant Reserve Regiment of Cavalry

BROCKWELL, Francis J. 1661. Private, Corps of Hussars 56040

BROMFIELD, Sydney Lewis (Sid). 62. Private in pre-war KEH.  Commissioned 26/06/17 Acting Captain Lincolnshire Regiment. Lived/born in New Zealand then lived with parents at 636 Fishponds Road, Fishponds, Bristol.  Attended annual camp 1913. Went to France 22/04/15. Captain in the Middlesex Regiment Home Guard in WW2. He was living at Iver Heath in 1946. Serjeant Bromfield (far right) sent this postcard of his section to his mother to 636 Fishponds Road, Fishponds, Bristol after having 'a very good time' attending annual camp in Bulford in July 1913. He is wearing 'B' Squadron (British American) collar badges of the King's Colonials. He is also shown with his section in Figures 146 and 149 attending signal training.  

BROOKER, Harry Hill. 1162. Private, Second Lieutenant Royal Fusiliers

BROOKMAN, Charles J. 498. Staff Quarter Master Serjeant 'B' Squadron. Australian. Mentioned in Despatches as Serjeant.

BROOM, William. 1061. Private ex-King's Royal Rifle Corps R/34551, Private Royal Engineers 311025
BROOMAN, Ernest P. 1343. Private, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 45448
BROSTER, Harold Broughton. 363. Private. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant King's Royal Rifle Corp 27/03/1917. Acting Second Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery.

BROWN, Albert T. 1435. Private, Private Labour Corp 421716

BROWN, Charles B. (Cecil). 1718. Private KEH, Private Tank Corps 112224. Lived in South America and died in 1953.

BROWN, George G. 964. Private

BROWN, George William Farrer. 1080. Private, Private Northumberland Fusiliers 63245, Serjeant Royal East Kent Regiment 1080

BROWN, John. 1426. Private. DOW 23/04/20 aged 42. Son of Margaret and the late Henry Brown of Cresswll House, Station Road, Cullercoats, Northumberland. Buried in WHITLEY BAY (ST. PAUL) CHURCHYARD, UK.

BROWN, Orlando Moray. 682. Private, Second Lieutenant, Temporary Captain, Acting Major, Major Royal Engineers
BROWN, Peter H. 1227. Private, Private Tank Corps 112018
BROWN, Thomas Christie. 1482. Private, Private Liverpool Regiment 85718
BROWNE, Austin Elmitt. 1386. Private, Second Lieutenant West Riding Regiment

BROWNE, William E. 904. Private. Awarded the French Croix de Guerre as a Serjeant KEH.

BROWNELL, Charles William. 1344. Private, Acting Serjeant, Second Lieutenant, Lieutenant. A South African who served with the 5th South African Mounted Rifles / Imperial Light Horse in 1915. Previously 5517 Private, South Lancashire Regiment (entitled to 5 Clasp QSA - OFS, T’Vaal, Tug Hts, RofL & L’Nek + KSA, clasps 1901 & 1902). Landed in France 24/04/1916 with KEH. Commissioned as Second Lieutenant 22/02/1918 and named in a KEH photograph taken at Marlborough Barracks, Dublin 1918 as a Second Lieutenant see Figure 33. Applied for his medals in 1921 with an address in Swaziland, South Africa. WW1 medal trio correctly named to him as follows: 1914-15 Star (SJT C.W. BROWNELL 5TH M.R); British War and Victory Medals (1344 A.SJT. C.W. BROWNELL. K.EDW.H.). Photograph of WW1 trio and service details courtesy of Owen Dobson. 

BROWNING, Harry G. 2107. Private former 1st Royal Dragoon D/3709. Died in service 27/01/19. Gravestone located in GRANGEGORMAN MILITARY CEMETERY, IRELAND.

BROWNLESS, Alfred R. 1251. Private.
BROXUP, John H. 906. Private.
BRUCE, Hugh M. 1714. Private.
BRYANT, Ernest William C. 1290.Acting Serjeant.