Ernest Stewart Bramham

Memorial: Yate and District Heritage Centre: Chipping Sodbury Cottage Hospital Memorial Board

Regiment: Royal Air Force

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

Rank and number: Captain

Parents: Charles Myers and Catherine S (Nee Veysay or Vesey) Bramham

Marital status: Married

Home address: Broad Street, Chipping Sodbury

Pre-war occupation: Electrical Testing Engineer – Great Western Railway

Date of birth: 14/06/1884

Place of birth: Brookthorpe, Gloucestershire

Date of death: 07/11/1918

Buried/Commemorated at: Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey

Age: 34

Further information:

At the time of his death, Ernest’s home address was Broad Street, Chipping Sodbury (Recorded on the probate records)

Ernest married Yvonne Suzanne Charles in Bruay, France on 11/09/1917. Yvonne was a French citizen and she returned to France after her husband died.

On the 1901 Census, Ernest was living with his parents and 3 younger sisters at 12 Market Parade, Gloucester. His father Charles was a hotel proprietor. On the 1911 Census, Ernest was a boarder in Acton, Middlesex, but by then his parents seem to have separated, his father Charles being a groom in Gloucester and his mother Catherine a cook in Romsey, Hampshire.

Ernest was a Captain in Royal Air Force (Aeroplane Construction Service) and he died on 7/11/1918 of Bronchopneumonia at the Prince of Wales Hospital, Marylebone, London.

E S Bramham is remembered on the Chipping Sodbury Town Cross and on the Chipping Sodbury War Memorial Cottage Hospital board, now at Yate and District Heritage Centre under Chipping Sodbury.

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

Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Findmypast (Soldiers Died during the Great War, 1901 & 1911 Census etc), Researcher John Davis.