Lance Corporal William Henry Brailsford

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Army Number: 240880

Battalion: 1/6th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

British War and Victory MedalBorn and lived at Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Son of William and Emma Brailsford, of Thanet Street, Clay Cross, Derbyshire. He was a coal miner prior to enlisting on 21st October 1914 at Clay Cross. He went to France on 11th June 1916 and was awarded the Good Conduct Badge, on 4th November 1916. He was appointed Lance Corporal on 26th February 1917 and was killed in action, on 5th November 1917, age 26, in a raid of the German line at Hill 70 near Verquin, France. 

Commemorated: Loos Memorial, France. Panel 87 to 89.

Loos Memorial, France.

Lance Corporal William Henry Brailsford is also commemorated on the following memorials:-
St. Bartholomew’s Church War Memorial, Clay Cross, Derbyshire.