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machine gunners death. 12th manchesters
« on: October 12, 2009, 01:52:44 PM »
22-2-17 gavrell switch trench

pte brelsford,one of the battalion machine gunners,was on duty with four other men,a trench mortar bomb dropped in front of them,killing pte brelsford and wounding another man.
his father,pte 155794 thomas,william brelsford recieved news of his death while stationed at thetford camp,norfolk,while serving with the 363rd employment coy,5th labour company.
he was buried by the battalion chaplain

pte 27876 thomas brelsford
enl 11-8-15
formerly 18th manchesters
aged 19
cotton operative at the india mill
16 rose court,travis st,stockport
C.coy
machine gunner
son of thomas,william and emily brelsford
later resided at 34 brunswick st,stockport

sources
stockport advertiser 17-8-17
12th battalion history by robert bonner
my own database