Isaac English

Memorial: South Gloucestershire war dead not on a local memorial

Regiment: Royal Berkshire Regiment

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

Rank and number: Private 37668

Parents: William Henry and Sarah Jane English

Home address: Burchells Green Road, Two Mile Hill Road, Kingswood, Bristol

Pre-war occupation: Carrier

Date of birth: 14/09/1886

Place of birth: St. George, Bristol

Date of death: 03/08/1917

Buried/Commemorated at: Buried at Beuvry Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France. Not commemorated on a local memorial

Age: 30

Further information:

Isaac was born in St. George in Bristol, the son of a coal miner and a middle child of seven with three brothers and three sisters.

Isaac served with the 1st Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire) Regiment. Isaac's battalion mobilised to Belgium in 1914 and as part of the British Expeditionary Force they fought in various actions on the Western Front including the Battle of Mons, the Marne and the First Battle of Ypres where they suffered very heavy losses. They subsequently joined the 99th infantry brigade and fought with them for the rest of the war. Isaac was recorded as killed in action but as the brigade were not taking part in a specific engagement on that day, it is likely that he died in the ongoing trench warfare that resulted in around 300 deaths per day throughout the war.

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.
By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):
Some information supplied by Kingswood Heritage Museum