Sam Bracey

Memorial: Downend - Christ Church

Regiment: Royal Engineers

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

Rank and number: Sapper 185288

Parents: Thomas and Mary Bracey

Marital status: Married

Home address: Home Address: 8 Southernay Villas, Staple Hill, Bristol. Lived: Richmond Villa, Station Road, Staple Hill, Bristol (1911 census)

Pre-war occupation: Plumber and Gas Fitter

Date of birth: 16/04/1880

Place of birth: Mangotsfield, Bristol

Date of death: 18/12/1918

Buried/Commemorated at: Downend Christ Church, Downend, Bristol

Age: 38

Further information:

Sam Bracey was possibly born on 16/4/1880 (Mangotsfield) – This info came from the POW card, but the actual year may be 1882 per civil registration. He married Minnie (nee Fudge) and they had 4 children

Sam Bracey served with the 7th Field Company, Royal Engineers. He was taken Prisoner of War in May 1918, and he was repatriated after the war, arriving back in the UK on 1/12/1918. He died shortly after at home on 18/12/1918 (Septic Pneumonia). His army service papers survive and are available 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 & 1911 Census etc), Researcher John Davis