Photograph courtesy of Richard

Born: 1905, Leyton, Essex.

Died: 5th March 1946; age: 40; of Coronary Thrombosis at Ipswich Borough General Hospital.

Residence: 37, Morland Road, Ipswich.

Occupation: a Clerk – Co-operative Society.

Enlisted as a civilian into the Royal Air Force, joined as an Aircrafthand, October 1925 appointed as a Class F Reservist.


Rank: Sergeant; Service Number: 643003

Regiment: Royal Air Force.


Grave Reference:


Ipswich Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Alfred & Emma Brandon; husband of Ethel May Brandon, of Ipswich.




1911   56, Constantine Road, Colchester, Essex.


Arthur was 5 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Alfred William Brandon, 39, a Sergeant Major – Essex Regiment – Permanent Staff Territorial Force, born Stratford, Essex.

Emma Brandon (nee Matthews), 40, born Lostwithiel, Cornwall.

Alfred John Brandon, 13, born Walton, Suffolk.

Emma Louise Brandon, 12, born Warley, Brentford, Essex.

Edith May Brandon, 7, born Bangalore, India.

Winifred Violet Brandon, 4, born Leyton, Essex.

William George Brandon, 2, born Leyton.

Edward James Brandon, 4 months, born Colchester.


Arthur’s mother, Emma Brandon, died July 1933, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire. His father, Alfred William Brandon, died 1942, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire. A Major.


In 1936, Isle of Sheppey, Kent, Arthur married Ethel May Capps, born December 1910, Lowestoft, Suffolk, born December 1910, Lowestoft, Suffolk, daughter of Edmund William James Capps, a fisherman, of 115, St. Margaret’s Road, Lowestoft, and Ethel May Barker (nee Day (1st marriage Capps)), of 72, Milton Road, Lowestoft.

They had 2 sons:

John Edmund Brandon, born May 1937, Ipswich.

Derrick Arthur Brandon, born August 1939, Ipswich.

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