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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Fifteen Ravine British Cemetery, Villers-Plouich .  Courtesy of Murray Biddle
Person Details
Hucknall Torkard Nottinghamshire
John Edwin was born in 1893 in Hucknall and was the son of John a greengrocer and fishmonger and Mary Ann Abbott Braseby née Skinner. His father John (senior) was born in 1866 in Whitwich, Leicestershire and his mother Mary Ann Abbott Skinner was born in Tattershall, Lincolnshire in 1866, they married in 1890, their marriage was recorded in the Nottingham Registration district, they had 9 children all of whom were born in Hucknall, their children were William Abbott b1891, John Edwin b1893, Lillian b1894, Mary Ellenb1896, Joseph b1898, Hannah b1900, Bernard Vincentb1903, Sydney Michael born 1908 and Agnes Mary b1911. In the 1911 census the family are living at 67 Victoria Street, Hucknall and are shown as John Braseby 45yrs head of the family a greengrocer/fishmonger, he is living with his wife Mary Ann 45 yrs and their children , William Abbott 20 yrs a collier, John Edwin 18 yrs an assistant in his fathers business, Lillian 17 yrs a school caretaker Mary Ellen 15 years a cigar maker, Joseph 13yrs, Hannah 11 yrs, Bernard Victor 8 yrs, Sidney Michael 3 yrs and Agnes Mary 2 months. John married his wife Ettie Shaw in 1916 at Nottingham.
In 1911 he worked in the family fish business.
20 Nov 1917
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Lance Corporal
2nd Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Lance Corporal Braseby enlisted in Hucknall on 14th June 1916 and served with the 2nd battalion Sherwood Foresters. He landed in France in October 1916 and was killed in action on 20th November 1917, and is buried at Fifteen Ravine British Cemetery, Villers-Plouich
Article published 2nd February 1918 in the Beeston Gazette & Echo :- “Pte. John Edwin Braseby was a native of Hucknall, being educated at the Catholic Schools. It was on June 14, 1916, when he enlisted in the Sherwood Foresters, and was trained at Brocton. He went out to France in October, 1916, being placed with a Trench Mortar Battery. The official news of his reported death was a long time in coming through, but it is now established that he was wounded in the legs, and afterwards blown up with a shell. The circumstances are the more painful, inasmuch that he was expected home at any time for his first furlough from France. Shortly before joining the Forces he was married to a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Shaw, of Annesley road, Hucknall. His brother, William Braseby. is in Salonica. having been in the war front its early stages.” Above article is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Fifteen Ravine British Cemetery, Villers-Plouich .  Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    John Edwin Braseby - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Fifteen Ravine British Cemetery, Villers-Plouich . Courtesy of Murray Biddle
  • Wooden memorial plaque in St Mary Magdalene Church, Hucknall, courtesy of Peter Gillings
    John Edwin Braseby - Wooden memorial plaque in St Mary Magdalene Church, Hucknall, courtesy of Peter Gillings
  • Photograph of John Edwin Braseby was published in the Beeston Gazette & Echo on 2nd February 1918 and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    John Edwin Braseby - Photograph of John Edwin Braseby was published in the Beeston Gazette & Echo on 2nd February 1918 and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918