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- Biography -
- Bertram Robert Urry Brannon -

Unknown person Name : Bertram Robert Urry Brannon.

Son of the late Robert Henry Brannon (died 1899) and Mrs. Mary Brannon (née Scott), of Gatcombe House, Forest Gate, Essex.

Born : 1 February 1885, Forest Gate, Essex.

Married : 1916, Gertrude Mabel Browne (GRO : registered Sep 1916 Qtr., Portsmouth 2b 1047).
  Census Information :

1891 : Robert and Mary Brannon, with their children including Bertram aged 6 and Allen aged 7 months, are at 59, Hampton Road, West Ham, Essex. Robert Brannon is a Shipping Agent.

1901 : Bertram Brannon is a Visitor, at the household of Robert and Marianna Urry, at Gatcombe Mill, Gatcombe.

1911 : Mary Brannon, with Bertram aged 26, is at 6 Manley Park Road, Stratford, Essex. Bertram Brannon is a Marine Engineer.

  Service details :

Eng. Lt. Bertram Robert Urry Brannon, Royal Navy, H.M.S. Plover.

Enlisted 15 December 1915 for temporary service.
  Casualty Details :

Died : 8 November 1918 aged 33, at Seafield Naval Hospital. Cause of death - Influenza and Bronchial Pneumonia [Death Cert.]

Commemorated at : Edinburgh (Seafield) Cemetery

CWGC record ...

  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Gatcombe : St Olave's Church Roll of Honour [1]

Additional inscription on his parents' headstone at Gatcombe St Olave's Churchyard. (Not yet recorded fully).
  Documents and Newspaper cuttings :

National probate Calendar Brannon BRU

National Probate Calendar 1919
  Further information :

His brother Allen Cuthbert Brannon served as a Sergeant with the South African Forces in German South West Africa, from 9 Sep 1914, and later rose to the rank of Captain in the Tank Corps during WW I. He is also mentioned on the Gatcombe Roll of Honour. He qualified as a Driving Examiner in the Ministry of Transport in Feb 1940 [London Gazette].

Masonic Great War Project

Photo of memorial at Edinburgh (Seafield) Cemetery

Edinburgh Gazette 1915

(Appointed Engineer Surveyor with the Board of Trade, May 1915).
  Acknowledgments :

Janet Griffin for additional research

  Page status :
Page last updated : 9 November 2013 (added to website)


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