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Re: Benjamin James Brand - The Buffs
« Reply #9 on: Monday 05 March 18 19:30 GMT (UK) »
Had his wife died by 1915 as his War Gratuity went to his mother listed as sole legatee.
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
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Re: Benjamin James Brand - The Buffs
« Reply #10 on: Monday 05 March 18 19:37 GMT (UK) »
Brilliant thanks JJen.

Thank you too Jim1.

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Re: Benjamin James Brand - The Buffs
« Reply #11 on: Monday 05 March 18 20:05 GMT (UK) »
Jim1, she must have died by January 1916 as that was when the first gratuity was issued to his mother Ellen then.  I cannot find a recorded death for Agnes.

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Re: Benjamin James Brand - The Buffs
« Reply #12 on: Monday 05 March 18 20:16 GMT (UK) »
In case you didn't know he was at Despierre Farm France. It's NE of Armentierres.
The farm is indicated in blue. The trench would be just in front of it.
The German trench is in red.
There was an exchange of mortar fire on the 26th. although no casualties are listed he must have died during this exchange.
Square C3 on this map:
http://maps.nls.uk/view/101464966
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
Kings of Wessex & Scotland
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www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/

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Re: Benjamin James Brand - The Buffs
« Reply #13 on: Monday 05 March 18 21:00 GMT (UK) »
Wow Jim1 that's fantastic information.  Thank you so much.

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Re: Benjamin James Brand - The Buffs
« Reply #14 on: Tuesday 06 March 18 07:35 GMT (UK) »
Thank you rosie99.  That's the one Dover Memorial has, I guess Blackfriars is the registration area.  Does anyone have access to the record/certificate itself?

You can purchase it from Scotlands people  :)
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Re: Benjamin James Brand - The Buffs
« Reply #15 on: Tuesday 06 March 18 20:19 GMT (UK) »
Thanks rosie99.

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Re: Benjamin James Brand - The Buffs
« Reply #16 on: Wednesday 13 June 18 16:29 BST (UK) »
I have Sgt Benjamin James Brand's death plaque, I've never had his medals, if there are verifiable family who are interested in its return, please get in touch.

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Re: Benjamin James Brand - The Buffs
« Reply #17 on: Monday 18 June 18 20:25 BST (UK) »
Hi Curator,
That's great.  If I come across any of the family during my research I will let you know.