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Harold Brandon was son of Frederick Brandon and Mary Ann Young who had married in Nottingham in 1891. This was Mary Ann’s second marriage, having been a widow with children of her own. Frederick and Mary Ann had six children together all of them born in Nottingham. They were: John Brandam (b.1892), Eliza Ann Brandan (b.1895), Ada Brandan (b.1897), Harold Brandam (b.1899), Eliza Alice Brandon (b.1901), Florrie Brandon (b.1904). - all born in Nottingham. The family seem to have struggled with the correct spelling of their surname - back in 1891 Frederick had actually given his surname as ‘Brandereth.’ Three addresses from the census for them are: 22 Pierrepont Street, Sneinton [C.1891]; 8 Wallan St., Radford [C.1901]; 56 Redoubt Street, Radford [C.1911] plus the CWGC entry: 5 Warner St. Radford. Frederick, a stoker at a gasworks, appears to have died in Nottingham, aged 70 in 1927 - his surname now being spelt ‘Brandham.’ Quite when Mary Ann died is unclear.
10 Apr 1918
874872 - CWGC Website
1/5th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers
Pte. Brandon was called up for service and following training he was drafted to France. He was formerly in 5th Training Reserve Battalion, but later was posted to 1/5th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. The battalion was involved in the German offensive Operation Georgette, which aimed at breaking through the British line and capturing the Channel ports. During heavy fighting on 10/04/1918 Pte. Brandon was killed in action. His body was never recovered but his name was commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial.
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