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Leonard George was born in 1896 and was the youngest son of Harriett Bramer née Goddard and the late Edwin Bramer a house painter , 26 Birkin Avenue, Nottingham. His father Edwin was born in 1851 in Worksop, his mother Harriett Goddard was born in 1854 in Nottingham , they were married in Nottingham in 1877 and went on to have a total of 9 children, sadly 3 of which died in infancy or childhood prior to 1911, their surviving children were all born in Nottingham and were :- Sarah Ann b1880, Thomas Edwin b1882, Lily May b1889, William Harry b1891, Ernest b1894 and Leonard George b1896. In the 1911 census the family are living at 11 Palin Street, Nottingham and are shown as Edwin Bramer 59 yrs a house painter, head of the family he is living with his wife Harriett 57 yrs and their children , Sarah Ann 30 yrs a curtain overlocker, Thomas Edwin 28 yrs a house painter, Lily May 21 yrs a curtain presser, William Harry 18 yrs a joiner, Ernest 17 yrs an apprentice house painter and Leonard George 15 yrs a grocers errand boy. His father Edwin died in 1915 in Nottingham , he was 64 yrs of age.
25 Mar 1918
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12th Bn Highland Light Infantry
Private Leonard George Bramer, enlisted in Nottingham and initially served with service number 62147 in the Royal Scots Regiment, he later transferred to “D” Company, 12th Battalion Highland Light Infantry, he was killed in action on 25th March 1918 he has no known grave and his name is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial His brothers, Private Thomas Edward (Ted), served with the Sherwood Foresters, and was killed in action 3 June 1917. Another brother, William, also served.
Nottingham Evening Post obituary (abridged) 19 April 1918: BRAMER killed in action March 25th 1918, Private Leonard George Bramer, Highland Light Infantry, youngest son of Harriett and the late Edwin Bramer, 26 Birkin Avenue. Also Ted, his brother, killed in action June 3rd 1917. Mother, sisters, brothers, William with the Colours. Obituary published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 25th March 1919:- “BRAMER. – In loving memory of Pte. Leonard George Bramer, killed in action March 25th, 1918. Also Pte. Thomas Edwin, killed in action June 3rd, 1917, dearly-beloved sons of Harriett and the late Edwin Bramer, 26 Birkin-avenue. Gone are those faces we loved do dearly, silent are those voices we long to hear; far, too far away from sight and speech, but not too far four our thoughts to reach; there comes a mist in the blinding rain, for life will never be the same again. – Sorrowing mother, sisters, and brothers.” Above obituary courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
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