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23 Jul 1897
Son of Edward Coke Bretland and his second wife, Rosie Annie (née Smith), who were married in 1896. Edward had a younger brother, Douglas, and also a half-brother, Reginald (1884), and three half-sisters, Louisa (1886), Gladys (1891) and Marion (1895) by his father's first marriage. At the time of the 1911 census the family was living at 5 Bridgford Road, West Bridgford.
Attended Mundella School, Meadows, Nottingham
10 Oct 1916
767693 - CWGC Website
17th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Thiepval Memorial Pier and Face 10C 10D and 11A
For an extensive family history see: www.craxford-family.co.uk/themebrown/Edward_Bretland_v2.pdf For a printable copy of the updated biography email Jonty Wild (Great Nephew) via jontywild@pirton.org.uk (He is also the Herts At War Project, Roll of Honour Research Coordinator jontywild@hertsatwar.co.uk (www.hertsatwar.co.uk))
Remembered on


  • Edward Bretland -
  • Owned by Martin Hopewell
    Edward Bretland's Death Plaque - Owned by Martin Hopewell
  • Bretland in childhood family photograph
    Courtesy of Brian Szowkomud - Bretland in childhood family photograph