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Basford Nottingham
He was born in 1897 (birth registered Jan/Feb/Mar), the only son of James and Sarah (née Butler) Braybrook. According to the 1911 census, his parents had had four children of whom only two were still living. The second surviving child was a daughter, Mabel Pretoria Braybrook, who was about four years younger than Clarence. In 1901 the family lived at 7 Swarkestone Terrace, Nottingham, together with Harriett Butler (47, b. 1854) who was listed as a lodger. James was a 'corporation carter'. In 1911 they were at 3 Hyde Terrace, Lowdham Street, Nottingham. Harriet Butler was still living with them. On the previous census she had been described as a lodger but her relationship to the head of the household (James) was now given as 'sister'; Harriett was Sarah's sister and she married John Passey in 1919. Clarence nominated his aunt, Harriett Passey, as his sole legatee.
Clarence was an errand boy in 1911.
04 Aug 1917
928959 - CWGC Website
He enlisted in Nottingham.
17th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Panel Reference: 39 & 41). He qualified for the British War Medal and Victory Medal.
Nottingham Evening Post notice (abridged) 24 September 1917: ‘Braybrook. Missing July 31st now reported killed, Private Clarence Braybrook, Sherwood Foresters, only son of James Braybrook, 3 Hyde Terrace, Lowdham Street, in his 20th year. Father and sister.’ Soldiers Effects: 10 January 1918, aunt and sole legatee Harriett Butler £14s 5d. 21 Nov 1919, aunt and sole legatee, Harriett Passey £8 10s Research by Rachel Farrand
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