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  • Photograph was published on 8th May 1916 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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Nottingham
Christopher Henry was born in 1881 in Nottingham. He married his wife Flora Lee (b1879 Carlton) in 1899, their marriage was recorded in the Basford Registration District, they went on to have a son William born in 1900. In the 1911 census the family are living at 6 Chesterfield Street, Carlton and are shown as C Brittle 30 yrs head of the family a labourer in the lace industry, he is living with his wife F Brittle 32 yrs and their son W Brittle 11 yrs CWGC gives address as 7 Cheltenham Terrace, Arkwright Street. Flora died March 1960 age 81.
in 1911 Christopher Brittle was a labourer.
15 Mar 1916
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929175 - CWGC Website
1744
Private
12th Bn Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Pte. Christopher Brittle, enlisted in Nottingham, he served with the 12th Battalion Royal Fusiliers. He landed in France on 6th October 1915 and was killed in action 15th March 1916 near Sanctuary Wood in the Ypres salient. He has no known grave, his name is commemorated on the Menin Gate memorial Ypres, Belgium.
Nottingham Evening Post 03/04/1916 Killed in action; March 15th 1916 Private C Brittle of the Royal Fusiliers. Gone from our sides but not from our hearts. From his sorrowing wife, son, father, mother, sisters Lily & Ethel, brothers Tom & Harold also Gilbert & Charley Obituaries published on 15th March 1917 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “BRITTLE. – In loving memory of my dear husband, who was killed in action March 15th, 1916. He marched away so bravely, his young head proudly held; his footsteps never faltered, his courage never failed; there on the field of battle he calmly took his place, he fought and died for England and the honour of his race. – From his loving wife and son. “BRITTLE. – In loving memory of our dear son, Pte. (Chris) Brittle, killed in action March 15th, 1916. We never thought when he left home that he would ne'er return, but the unknown grave is the bitterest blow, none but aching hearts do know. – From mother, sisters, father, and brothers (with the colours).” Above 2 obituaries are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • Photograph was published on 8th May 1916 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Christopher Henry Brittle - Photograph was published on 8th May 1916 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918