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Edward Bretland

Edward Bretland

Male 1897 - 1916  (19 years)

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  • Name Edward Bretland 
    Relationshipwith George William Craxford
    Born 1897  Nottingham, Nottinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1911  5, Bridgford Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Military Service 1916  France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Private: Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regt)/ WWI 
    Died 10 Oct 1916  Somme, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Commemoration 1919  Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I13446  Extended Craxford Family | The Eldridge / Manooch tree (Richard's family) / Hood / Hobbs within the Craxford tree
    Last Modified 8 Oct 2009 

    Father Edward Coke Bretland,   b. 1858, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1922, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Rose Annie Smith,   b. 1866, Hanley, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1923, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Married 1896  Nottingham, Nottinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F9481  Group Sheet,  Family chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1897 - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - Private: Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regt)/ WWI - 1916 - France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCommemoration - 1919 - Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Edward in uniform
    Edward in uniform
    17th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
    Photograph from: Roll of Honour Nottinghamshire County Council
    The Memorial Plaque
    The Memorial Plaque
    Edward died on October 10th 1916
    Photograph: Roll of Honour Nottinghamshire County Council
    The British War Medal; The Victory Medal
    The British War Medal; The Victory Medal
    Left: The British War Medal (silver, 1.42 inches in diameter) was instituted to record the successful conclusion of the First World War, but it was extended to cover the period 1919 - 20 and service in mine clearing at sea as well as participation in operations in North and South Russia, the Eastern Baltic, Siberia, the Black Sea and Caspian. The reverse shows a horseman (St. George, naked), armed with a short sword (an allegory of the physical and mental strength which achieves victory over Prussianism). The horse tramples on the Prussian shield and the skull and cross-bones. Just off-centre, near the right upper rim, is the sun of Victory. The dates 1914 and 1918 appear in the left and right fields respectively.

    Right: The Victory Medal was awarded to all ranks of the fighting forces, to civilians under contract, and others employed with military hospitals who actually served on the establishment of a unit in a theatre of war between 05 August 1914 and 11 November 1918 (inclusive). It was also awarded to members of the British Naval mission to Russia 1919 - 1920 and for mine clearance in the North Sea between 11 November 1918 and 30 November 1919. This medal was never issued alone, it was issued to those that already had the 1914 or 1914 - 15 Stars and most of those who had the British War Medal. It is often known as the Allied War Medal because the same basic design and double rainbow ribbon were adopted by thirteen other Allied nations.

    Text and photograph courtesy of Sarah Jane Medals, website now retired.



    Headstones
    WG: Bretland, Edward
    WG: Bretland, Edward

    Citation

    Plot: Pier and Face 10 C 10 D and 11 A

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] England and Wales, Civil Registration Index: 1837-1983, Nottingham 7b 340 (JAS 1897) (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S284] 1911 England Census, Basford Carlton RG14PN20469 RG78PN1226 RD429 SD6 ED11 SN157 (Reliability: 4).

    3. [S4] England and Wales, Civil Registration Index: 1837-1983, Nottingham 7b 590 (OND 1896) (Reliability: 3).


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