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John 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 Brandham (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.
22 Nov 1918
472560 - CWGC Website
1st Bn South Staffordshire Regiment
Pte. Brandon enlisted in Nottingham; in the 1911 census he was listed as a Private serving with 2nd Bn. South Staffordshire Regiment, based at Burntwood, Staffordshire.The battalion was based at aldershot when war broke out. They embarked from Southampton on the S.S.'Irrawaddy,' arriving in France on 16/08/1914. At some point he was taken prisoner and was compelled to undertake hard manual labour. He died soon after the war ended and was buried in Poznan Old Garrison Cemetery, Poland
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