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Bransbury, Vernon Dudley Bramsdon

Bransbury,Vernon Dudley Bramsdon, Lieut., 3rd (Reserve) attd. 1st (10th) Foot Battn. The Lincolnshire Regt., son of Henry Bransbury of Holme Chase, Putney; b. Southsea, co, Hants 1883; educ. privately, and Clifton College; was gazetted 2nd Lieut, 3rd Lincolnshire Regt. in June, 1913, and promoted Lieut. 13 March 1914, served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders, attached to the 1st Battn. and was killed in action at Neuve Chapelle 25th Oct.1914; while endeavouring to locate a machine gun which had been firing on his trench. He married in Feb. 1908. Zoila Kathleen Mary, daughter of Dr. Ponsonby Widdup, late Medical Service British Guiana, and had two sons, Stuart Ponsonby Bramsdon, born May, 1910, and John Brian born June, 1913. De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918


First name(s)Vernon Dudley Bramsdon
Date of birth1883
Place of birthSouthsea, Hants
Family detailsSon of Henry Bransbury, of Holme Chase, Putney; husband of Zoila K. Bransbury
Previous educationPrivately; Clifton College
CollegeGuy's Hospital
Dates at college1903-1905
Qualificationsno mention of qualifications
Military unitLincolnshire Regt. 3rd Bn. attd. 1st Bn.
Date enlistedJune 1913
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
Date of death25 October 1914
Age at death30
Rank at deathLieutenant
Cause of deathKilled in action
Burial placeLe Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
SourcesSt Thomas's Hospital Medical School Records, King's College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission; De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour

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