Friday, 20 June 2014

Horace Bramall 1892-1914

Horace's baptism entry at Silkstone Church

14th June 1892 Baptised 18th July 1892 Silkstone All saints

Son of:
George b.1860 Oxspring d. 1918 Dodworth
1911: landlord of the Station Inn, Silkstone Common aged 51
married Q2 1885 to
Elizabeth Mary (nee Sykes) b.1868 Penistone, d.1895
After Elizabeth died, George married Alice Mary Palmer in 1898

Position in family: 3rd of 4 children 

1. Albert b.1885,
2. Eli b.1889 WW1 Service (see notes)

3. Horace b.1892 WW1 Killed
4. Frank b.1894  WW1 Killed

Home address, age and occupation:
1901: Station Inn, Silkstone Common, aged 8
1911: Station Inn, Silkstone Common, aged 18 Mill Engineer (Electrical)


Military Service:
Regiment and Battalion: Royal Navy H.M.S. Aboukir
Service number and rank: M/7357 Acting E.R.A. 4th Class

22nd September 1914 age 22
CWGC Remembered: Chatham Naval Memorial Panel 4

Information from Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
Son of George and Alice Mary Bramall, of Wentworth Rd., Penistone, Sheffield. Native of Silkstone Common, Barnsley.

Silkstone War Memorial
De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour Vol 1 P.48

HMS Aboukir sunk by U9 off Dutch coast with the loss of all 1459 crew

Horace's brother Frank also served in York and Lancaster Regiment, Corporal 201448. He died of wounds and is buried in Brouilly Cross Roads Military Cemetery, France

Horace's brother Eli also served in the army during the war - a press cutting dated 19 October 1918 states that "Private Eli Bramall, Australian Contingent, is in hospital in Rochdale suffering from injuries to the face". In the 1911 census Eli was living with his Aunt Emma Bramall and brother Frank (working as a pork butcher) at 117 Dodworth Road, Barnsley and working as a joiner. It is believed he emigrated to Hobart, Australia on 1st November 1915, and enlisted there as Private 1875 in the 53 Infantry Btn. and embarked on 14th April 1916 in Sydney bound for Egypt.

With special thanks to late Rosemary Lee of the Roggins Local History Group, and Heritage Silkstone who hold Rosemary's archive of research into the men remembered on Silkstone War Memorial.

Additional research by Pete Schofield

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