Harold Birdwood Bridgman

Memorial: Downend - Christ Church

Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery

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

Rank and number: Gunner 82355

Parents: Benjamin and Emily Bridgman

Marital status: Married

Home address: Home address: 9 North View, Staple Park, Staple Hill, Bristol. Lived: South View, Staple Park, Staple Hill (1901 Census when with parents)

Pre-war occupation: General Haulier

Date of birth: 1881

Date of death: 05/09/1917

Buried/Commemorated at: Belgian Battery Corner Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Age: 36

Further information:

Harold married Louisa (nee Bracey) in 1905, Downend CC and they had 5 Children per 1911 Census.

Harold was Killed in Action on 5/9/1917 age 36.

Commemorated on the Christ Church Downend and the Staple Hill (Page Park) Memorials. Harold is also commemorated on the Staple Hill Methodist Church Memorial.

Records switch spelling between Bridgman and Bridgeman, but the 1911 census return was signed by Harold as Bridgman.

Army service papers are online (Findmypast).

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