HAROLD FREDERICK BREWSTER

Image from 1817 Suffolk Chronicle and Mercury newspaper.

Born: 1893, Ipswich.

Died: 29th September 1917; age 24; KiA.

Employed: as a Footman in London.

Enlistment Location: Romford, Essex.

 

Rank: Gunner; Service Number: 622273.

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery, Battalion: Territorial Force.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.

 

Grave Reference:

XII. G. 8.

Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery,

Leper,

West-Vlaanderen,

Belgium.

 

Brother to ERNEST GEORGE BREWSTER & HARRY EDMOND BREWSTER.

 

CENSUS

 

1901   36, Pottery Street, Ipswich

 

Harold was 7 years old and living with his parents & siblings

Walter Henry Brewster, 57, a Baker – own account, born Carton Colville, Suffolk.

Jane Brewster (nee Morphy), 47; born Ipswich.

Gertrude Emily Brewster, 20 a Dressmaker – own account, born Ipswich.

Albert William Brewster, 18, a Corn Miller, Great Bromley, Essex.

Ernest George Brewster, 16, a Commercial Clerk, born Christchurch, Middlesex.

Arthur Charles Brewster, 12, born Ipswich.

Alfred Brewster, 11, born Ipswich.

Harry Edmond Brewster, 9, born Ipswich.

 

1911   Methersgate Hall, Woodbridge, Suffolk

 

Harold Brewster was 17 years old and a Hall Boy. He was one of four servants for John Bantoft, a Gamekeeper and his family.

 

Harold is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Margaret’s Church, Ipswich and on his parents headstone at Ipswich Cemetery.

AN IPSWICH SOLDIER FAMILY

Mr. and Mrs. J. Brewster, of Cemetery Road, Ipswich, have six sons and one son-in-law serving in the Army, their regiments being as follows:- (1) Herbert Walter Brewster, M.T., A.S.C., prior to joining up he was employed at Burton, Son and Sanders, Ipswich: at present serving at home. (2) Albert William Brewster, A.O.C., serving in France, prior to joining up was employed at Thos. Mortimer, Ltd., maltsters, Ipswich. (3) Ernest George Brewster, R.E., 12 years’ service, was sent out to France beginning of war, and killed May 18th, 1915. (4) Arthur Charles Brewster, Royal Sussex Regiment, prior  to joining up was employed  by Mr. Parker, decorator, Ipswich. (5) Harold Frederick Brewster, R.F.A., prior to joining up was employed as footman in London, he was killed September, 1917. (7) Sadler-Corpl, Charles Tevendale (son-in-law), 16 years’ service, R.H.A., has served in France since August, 1914.

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