Memorial names

The following names are of men killed during the ‘Great War’ and who are listed on Brandon war memorial, located in the town’s cemetery.  The war memorial is dedicated to those men whose bodies were not returned for burial, during wartime it was not possible to bring them back, or whose bodies were never recovered.  Two casualties are in fact buried in the cemetery.  Brandon men fell in battlefields across Europe and the Middle East, two were lost at sea and one died after the Armistice.  Criteria for inclusion on the war memorial is vague, with some Brandon casualties not appearing, usually indicating they had moved away prior to the war or next of kin were no longer in the town.  Please click on a name below to read their story.  You find out more about those who were killed because of war at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website.

Memorial names

01. William Adams – (37) Died of wounds, Flanders, 13th Oct 1917
02. Herbert Ashley – (22) Killed in action, Flanders, 11th Oct 1918
03. George Branch – (??) Killed in action, Flanders, 28th Aug 1914
04. Ernest Brown – (31) Killed in action, Flanders, 31st Jul 1917
05. Cyril Burton – (27) Died, Flanders, 1st July 1916
06. Albert Carter – (31) Killed in action, Flanders, 1st Jul 1916
07. Leonard Carter – (26) Killed in action, Flanders, 16th Oct 1914
08. Bertie Challis – (29) Died, Flanders, 9th Oct 1917
09. Lawrence Cubitt – (25) Killed in action, Flanders, 12th Oct 1916
10. James Dickerson – (23) Killed in action, Flanders, 18th Oct 1916
11. Bertie Docking – (23) Killed in action, Flanders, 9th Oct 1917
12. Harry (Henry) Docking – (24) Died, Palestine, 19th Apr 1917
13. Herbert Docking – (25) Died, Mesopotamia, 14th Oct 1918
14. Robert Docking D.C.M. – (21) Killed in action, Flanders, 12th Oct 1916
15. William Dorling – (27) Killed in action, Flanders, 23rd Mar 1918
16. Bert Dyer – (18) Killed in action, Flanders, 21st Sep 1918
17. James Dyer – (27) Killed in action, Flanders, 26th Aug 1914
18. Bertie Edwards – (??) Killed in action, Flanders, 2nd Oct 1915
19. Bertie Edwards – (??) Died, Mesopotamia, 15th Sep 1916
20. Charles Edwards – (32) Killed in action, Flanders, 6th Aug 1915
21. Edward Edwards – (19) Killed in action, Flanders, 23rd May 1918
22. George Edwards – (25) Died of wounds, Flanders, 4th May 1917
23. Alfred Field – (23) Died of wounds, Flanders, 11th Feb 1915
24. Arthur Field – (24) Killed in action, Flanders, 1st Jul 1916
25. Wilfred Gillings – (29) Died of wounds, Flanders, 15th May 1917
26. Herbert Grass – (30) Killed in action, Flanders, 19th Jul 1916
27. James Grass – (19) Killed in action, Flanders, 3rd Oct 1915
28. Walter Grass – (29) Killed in action, Flanders, 30th Jul 1915
29. Lewis Halls – (18) Killed in action, Flanders, 14th Nov 1917
30. Frederick Hensby – (33) Killed in action, Palestine, 19th Apr 1917
31. Edgar Johnson – (34) Died, UK, 30th Aug 1918
32. Arthur Kent – (23) Killed in action, Flanders, 22nd Aug 1918
33. Charles Kent – (30) Killed in action, Flanders, 23rd Apr 1915
34. Edward Kent – (20) Died, Flanders, 27th Oct 1917
35. William Kent – (16) Died, at sea, 1st Jan 1915
36. William Lingwood – (35) Killed in action, Flanders, 1st Jul 1916
37. Hector Lockwood – (21) Killed in action, Flanders, 21st Aug 1918
38. George Marchant – (33) Killed in action, Flanders, 25th Sep 1917
39. Francis Mutum – (19) Killed in action, Flanders, 1st Jul 1916
40. William Mutum – (21) Died, UK, 23rd Nov 1918
41. Frederick Newell – (25) Died of wounds, Egypt, 28th Dec 1917
42. Reginald Nichols – (18) Killed in action, Flanders, 2nd Feb 1916
43. Bertie Norton – (18) Killed in action, Flanders, 11th Oct 1918
44. Maurice Osborne – (??) Killed in action, Palestine, 2nd Nov 1917
45. Rowland Parrott – (22) Killed in action, Flanders, 6th Mar 1917
46. Arthur Plumb – (21) Killed in action, Flanders, 16th Jun 1915
47. Walter Randall – (27) Died, Gallipoli, 7th Oct 1915
48. Albert Royal – (27) Killed in action, Flanders, 13th Oct 1915
49. Harry Rumsey – (18) Killed in action, Gallipoli, 14th Aug 1915
50. Edmund Talbot – (31) Killed in action, Greece, 3rd Oct 1916
51. Frederick Talbot – (33) Killed in action, Flanders, 1st Jul 1916
52. Walter Talbot – (??) Killed in action, Flanders, 13th May 1915
53. William Talbot – (??) Died of wounds, Palestine, 9th Dec 1917
54. Ernest Thompson – (32) Died of wounds, Flanders, 31st Jul 1916
55. Frederick Thompson – (28) Died of wounds, Flanders, 12th Feb 1917
56. Herbert Tilney – (22) Killed in action, Flanders, 12th Aug 1916
57. Charles Warren – (24) Killed in action, Flanders, 26th Sep 1915
58. John Wells – (29) Killed in action, Flanders, 11th Aug 1917
59. Samuel Wells – (25) Died, at sea, 15th Sep 1915
60. William Westlake – (34) Died, UK, 4th Mar 1918
61. John Wharf – (20) Killed in action, Flanders, 29th Aug 1918
62. Walter Wharf – (??) Killed in action, Flanders, 4th Oct 1915
63. Frederick Wicks – (28) Killed in action, Palestine, 2nd Nov 1917
64. Fred C. Wicks – (26) Killed in action, Flanders, 30th Mar 1917
65. George Wicks – (34) Died of wounds, Palestine, 22nd Apr 1917