Private Harold Brailsford

Private Harold Brailsford

Army Number: 12278

Battalion: 2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

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Born and lived at Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, Son of Albert and Sarah Ann Brailsford of 46 Union Street Mansfield. Nottinghamshire. He was a coal miner prior to enlisting on 4th June 1914. He went to France on 8th September 1914 and was killed in action on 20th September 1914, when the battalion was ordered to retake trenches taken by the Germans at the head of the Troyon Valley, France, during the Battle of the Aisne.

Buried: Chauny Communal Cemetery British Extension, France. Plot 5. Row M. Grave 17.

Chauny Communal Cemetery British Extension, France.

Private Harold Brailsford is also commemorated on the following local memorials:–
St. Aidan’s Church War Memorial (At St. Mark’s Church, Nottingham Road, Mansfield)
Victoria Embankment War Memorial, Nottingham.