Born: 1872, Stonham Aspal, Suffolk.

Died: 23rd March 1900; age 28; Died of Disease at Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa.

Residence: Stonham Aspal, Suffolk.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 3090.

Regiment: Grenadier Guards, 3rd Battalion.


Served with the 1st Divisional Staff.


Clasps Awarded: Belmont, Modder River, Orange Free State.




1881   Mill Green, Stonham Aspal, Suffolk.


Henry was 9 years old and living with his parents, siblings & nephew.

William Brightwell, 45, an Agricultural Labourer, born Stonham Aspal.

Mary Ann Brightwell (nee Berry), 41, born Mickfield, Suffolk.

Alice Brightwell, 11, born Stonham Aspal.

Isabella Brightwell, 7, born Stonham Aspal.

George Sidney Brightwell, 6, born Stonham Aspal.

Charles Brightwell, 4, born Stonham Aspal.

Bertie Brightwell, 1, born Stonham Aspal.

Frederick Joseph Brightwell, 10 months, Ipswich.


1891   Violet Hill, Stowmarket, Suffolk.


Henry was 19 years old, an Agricultural Labourer. He was a Boarder at the home of 27 year old, William Lomas, a Maltster’s Labourer.

The Boer War.

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