Project Description

HENRY BREWSTER 1890–?

Royal engineers badge

Brother of George who was killed in action July 14th 1916

Born 1890 in Radcliffe on Trent

1891 Census

Age 1 living with father John 29 a railway platelayer, mother Ann 26, brothers William 7 and George 5 and a relative Eliza Hopewell.  They lived in Carlton.

1901 Census

Age 11, living with father John a platelayer on the railway, mother Annie, brothers William 17, a railway labourer, George 15, a porter on the railway, John 7 and sisters Annie 4 and Mabel 2.  They lived on Station Terrace in Radcliffe on Trent.

1911 Census

Age 22, now a Gunner in 65 Company, Royal Garrison Artillery, stationed in Malta.

Military Service

Rank: Sapper, previously gunner

Service Number: 348945, formerly WR 100267, (Royal Engineers), formerly 27677 (Royal Garrison Artillery)

Military Unit: Royal Engineers (Railways), previously Royal Garrison Artillery

Theatre of War: France and Flanders

Date of entry 21.7.15.

Medals Awarded: 1914-1915 Star, British War and Victory. Victory medal only returned and reissued May 1936

1939 Register

Unable to find

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Born and lived in Radcliffe on Trent