Lance Corporal Harry Brailsford

Lance Corporal Harry Brailsford

Army Number: 10108

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

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Born at Cropwell Bishop, Nottinghamshire. Son of Thomas and Ellen Brailsford, of Malt Street, Gotham, Nottinghamshire. He was a farm labourer prior to enlisting on 9th August 1906 at Nottingham. He served in India from 5th January 1909 to 28th November 1913. He was appointed Lance Corporal, on 27th January 1910. 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.

Lance Corporal Harry Brailsford article
Nottingham Daily Express 13th April 1915

Commemorated: La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial, France.

La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial, France.

Lance Corporal Harry Brailsford is also commemorated on the following local memorial:-
St. Lawrence’s Church War Memorial, Gotham, Nottinghamshire.
Victoria Embankment War Memorial, Nottingham.