8th December 2015 Noel Braybrook Noel Braybrook was born in Stamford in 1896 to William and Elizabeth Braybrook of 7 Stanley Street. His father was a railway signalman and he had four older brothers, George, Ernest William, Harold, Francis and a sister Mildred Annie. SeeFrancis Braybrook for a family photograph. Noel worked for Cutting Brothers as a moulder.On May 9th 1913 Noel was attested with the Lincolnshire Regiment, (regimental number 1881). He embarked with the 4th battalion on March 1st 1915 and landed at Le Havre. On October 17th he received a hand wound when his finger was shot away and was treated in Rouen. On July 11th he was promoted to Corporal. In January 1917 he had a thigh wound requiring surgery so returned to England on January 18th where he stayed until March 20th.On June 23rd 1918 he was in hospital again in Skegness suffering from influenza. He was discharged from the army in February 1919 and awarded the Star, the British and the Victory medals. In June 1919 he married Marion Dawson in Stamford and they lived in Ryhall. He was again working as a moulder. He made enquiries about re-joining the Army Reserves and was attested on October 29th 1921 aged 26. The assessment stated that was ‘of very good character and medical fitness for duties if called upon with the Royal Dublin Fusiliers. He died in St Albans in June 1980.