Evan Bracey

Memorial: Downend - Christ Church

Regiment: Gloucestershire Regiment

Medals: British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Private 31143

Parents: Evan and Emma Bracey

Home address: Home Address: Fern House, Pendennis Road, Staple Hill, Bristol. Lived at: 4 Downend Park, Downend, Bristol (1901 Census)

Pre-war occupation: Baker

Date of birth: 15/08/1896

Date of death: 11/02/1917

Buried/Commemorated at: Gorre British and Indian Cemetery, Pas De Calais, France and commemorated on Staple Hill Memorial

Age: 20

Further information:

Evan's Battalion was formed by the Citizens’ Recruiting Committee in Bristol on the 30th August 1914 and were mobilised for war the following year, landing in France on 21st November 1915. The Battalion took part in various actions on the Western Front fighting on the Somme between July and September of 1916. In early October of 1916 the 12th Battalion went with the 5th Division to the First Army on the Bethune front. Evan lost his life near Bethune in early March before the Battalion went on to fight at Vimy Ridge.

Evan is also commemorated on the Staple Hill Methodist Church Memorial.

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

Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Findmypast (Soldiers Died during the Great War, 1901 and 1911 Census etc), researcher John Davis
Some information has been provided by Sarah Hands, Volunteer Researcher for the South Gloucestershire War Memorials Web Site.
By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):