8th December 2015 Francis Braybrook Braybrook Family 1904: Back row – Ernest at left, George at the right; Front row – Harold at left, Frank 3rd from left, Noel 3rd from right Francis Braybrook was born in Stamford in 1897. His parents were William and Elizabeth Braybrook of 7 Stanley Street. Francis’s father was a railway signalman and he had four brothers – George, Ernest William, Harold, and Noel. Before the war, Francis has worked as an errand boy. He enlisted with the 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment on November 11th 1914 (regimental number 3304). His brother Noel was already serving in the war. On September 4th 1916 Francis was transferred to the 1st Battalion, Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment. He was wounded in action on September 22nd 1916, was missing and later reported killed in action. His medals were returned to his father. He is buried in a Somme cemetery in Picardy, Northern France. Francis’s four other brothers also served in the war – Ernest William Braybrook Harold Braybrook Noel Braybrook George Edward Braybrook It is believed that the last was a George Braybrook – service Number P/1761, who served with the 16th Royal Brigade then C Company, 10th Battalion Rifle Brigade. He was born in Melton Mowbray on 23rd Feb 1888 and his next-of-kin were in Stamford (where he was living in 1891 & 1901). He served from the latter half of 1915 and the with the 16th Roal Brigade landed at Le Havre on 8th Mar 1916. He was admitted to 11th Casualty Clearing Station on 3rd Sep 1916 suffering from a gunshot wound to his right leg. He was taken prisoner at Cambrai on 30th Nov 1917. At one stage he was at the POW Camp at Dulmen. He appears on a War Office missing list on 18th Jan 1918. He returned home after the war and died in 1980 at the age of 92.