William and Leonard Brice were two of three brothers who all served in the war. William died in the U.K. shortly after the Armistice and Leonard died in 1924. Their mother Mary Brice, who ran the family business, died in 1921 leaving the middle son, John, to continue running it alone.
Husbands, widows and children
Seventeen men on the memorial were married and several had children. The following women became widows; we have little information on the difficulties they faced following their husbands’ deaths.
Alice Beet, Ellen Berridge, Annie Bemrose, Ann Brice, Rosa Brown, Sarahetta Draper, Edith Dyson, Stella Eaton, Clara Harris, Adeliza Hyde, Alice Kitchen, Gertrude Lodge, Edith Moody, Agnes Pike (died of influenza at the end of 1918), Mabel Rushmore, Eliza Smith and Eliza Whitworth.
Marriage records indicate a few of those above remarried soon after the war. Most remained single and their children grew up without a father. We know of eighteen children whose fathers are on the memorial; there may be others. Two or three of the wives were pregnant when their husbands were killed.