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EAST BRENT WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and Copyright © Martin Edwards 2014
transcription Neil Olsen

The East Brent War Memorial can be at the junction of Weston Road and Old Bristol Road, stadnign in Weston Road, East Brent. The memorial takes the form of a large stone cross set on a tapering, octagonal, stone column that stands on a two-tiered stone plinth; the top plinth is narrower than lower plinth. There are four figures, an airman, a sailor, a merchant seaman and a soldier, standing on a level with the upper plinth. The lower plinth bears the inscriptions and the whole memorial stands on a two-stepped stone base. There are 17 names listed for World War 1, 1 for World War 2 and 1 for the Korean War (1950-1953).

PhotographS from old postcardS

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN PRAISE AND GRATEFUL
MEMORY
OF THE FOLLOWING SOLDIERS
FROM OR CONNECTED WITH
THIS PARISH
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR THEIR COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-1918
"YE THAT LIVE ON MID
ENGLISH PASTURES GREEN
REMEMBER US AND THINK
WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN"

COMER George Inman
No further information currently available
CREES Bertram Frank
Private 202313, 2nd/4th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died 5 July 1916. Aged 25. Son of Mrs. K. Cox, of 7, Great Eastern Rd., Brentwood, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 60 to 64.
DERRICK John Leslie
No further information currently available
DINWIDDY Harry
No further information currently available
DURSTON John
No further information currently available
EMERY Edward [John]
Serjeant 9408, 2nd Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died in Mesopotamia 17 August 1918. Born East Brent, enlisted Taunton, resident Rooksbridge. Formerly 4708, Somersetshire Light Infantry.
FISHER Ernest
No further information currently available
GAMLEN William Henry
Private 266522, 1st/6th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died 23 July 1916. Aged 39. Son of William and S. A. Gamlen, of Chapel Farm, East Brent, Highbridge, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 A and 5 B.
GRANT Alfred
No further information currently available
HAM Frederick Charles
Private 1735, 2nd Battalion, Monmouthshire Regiment (Territroial Force). Killed in action 1 July 1916. Born East Brent, enlisted Blaenavon, Monmouthshire, resident Highbridge, Somerset.
HAM Sidney William
Sapper 971, 2nd (Wessex) Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 2 October 1915. Aged 18. Enlisted Weston-Super-Mare, resident East Brent. Son of Jeffery and Emily Ham, of East Brent, Highbridge, Somerset. Buried in HANGARD COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot I. Row K. Grave 8.
HARRISON Albert
Private 5655, 2nd Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action 9 May 1915. Aged 35. Born Chipping Norton, Oxon, enlisted Stroud. Son of James Harrison, of 35, Gloucester Rd., Trowbridge, Wilts.; husband of Hannah Harrison, of East Brent, Highbridge, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 22 and 34.
POPHAM Frederick
No further information currently available
POPHAM Ralph
No further information currently available
POPLE Charles
Private 40544, 4th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 23 April 1917. Born East Brent, enlisted Weston-Super-Mare, resident Rooksbridge. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.
PUDDY John
No further information currently available
STUDLEY William Henry
No further information currently available
1939-1945
TAYLOR Louis William
Gunner 1156556, 80 (The Scottish Horse) Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 3 February 1944. Son of Louis William Taylor, and of Annie Taylor, of East Brent, Somerset. Buried in ANZIO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot IV. Row J. Grave 3.
KOREA
COMER Ernest Henry
Sapper 14469719, 55 Field Squadron, Corps of Royal Engineers. Died 6 April 1952. Aged 21. Born 15 November 1930. Buried in UN MEMORIAL CEMETERY, PUSAN, Korea. Plot 22. Row 2. Grave 1422.

Last updated 30 November, 2016

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