Harold Birdwood Bridgman
Memorial: Downend - Christ Church
Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery
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
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