Arthur Edward Bracey

Memorial: South Gloucestershire war dead not on a local memorial

Regiment: Lancashire Fusiliers

Medals: 1914–15 Star, British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Silver War Badge, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Private 40931

Parents: Arthur Edward and Martha Bracey

Home address: 11 Downend Park, Downend, Bristol

Pre-war occupation: Van Driver

Date of birth: 05/12/1890

Place of birth: Downend, Bristol

Date of death: 13/10/1918

Buried/Commemorated at: Buried at Dadizeele New British Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Not commemorated on a local memorial.

Age: 27

Further information:

Arthur was born in Downend, the son of a mason and the eldest child of eight, with four brothers and three sisters.

Arthur first enlisted in the Army in Cork serving initially as a sapper in the Royal Engineers (195608) before transferring to the 17th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Arthur's battalion mobilised to France in July 1916 and fought in various actions on the Western Front including the Battles of the Somme, the pursuit of the German Retreat to the Hindenburg Line and the Second Battle of Passchendaele. Arthur died from wounds sustained during the Final Advance in Flanders (28 September-11 November 1918) just four weeks before the end of the war. Arthur's body was exhumed from the battlefield and reburied in Dadizeele Cemetery after the armistice.

By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):

This information has been provided by Sarah Hands, Volunteer Researcher for the South Gloucestershire War Memorials Web Site.
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