Project Description

WILLIAM THOMAS BRAMLEY* 1893–1967

 Royal engineers badge

Born 14th November 1893, Basford district

Married September quarter 1915 to Judith Buxton, Bingham district

Daughter Joan Mary born 13th April 1918, and Margaret F born 8.7.23 Bingham registered

Died 1967

* Name given as Bramleigh in some records

1901 Census

Age 7, living at 4 Gedling Street, Bulwell, Nottingham with father Fred, wool shawl maker (hand), mother Sarah, brother Frederick, 19, tailor, sisters Polly M,17, hosiery folder, Elizabeth, 14, lace edging drawer, May, 5, Ethel, 1, and grandfather William Bramley, 76, fish hawker.

1911 Census

17 year old William is now an apprentice tailor, living at 36 Scott Street, Bulwell with father Frederick, hosiery hand, mother Sarah Ann, sister May, 14, hosiery finisher and Kate, 11, at school. Enoch Staton, 19, coal miner (ganger) is boarding with the family.

Military Service

Rank: Sapper

Service Number: 58495

Military Unit: Royal Engineers General Base Depot

Theatre of War: France and Flanders, date of entry 11.10.15.

Medals Awarded: 1914-1915 Star, British War and Victory

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register
Bingham Rd, Orston Villa, Radcliffe on Trent (surname spelt Bramleigh)

Other information

William Thomas Bramley is noted in daughter’s baptismal record as being on active service. Civil occupation unknown.  Alternative spelling of name in records: Bramley and Bramleigh.

From the 1922 Electoral Register

Address: Ivy Cottages, Bingham Road, Radcliffe on Trent

From the 1939 Register

Surname spelt Bramley

Address: 142 Tilbury Rise, Nottingham

Employment: tailor

Household: wife Judith and Margaret Bramley b 8.7.23. Occupation cigarette machine worker, tobacco factory

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Lived in Radcliffe on Trent