SIDNEY WILLIAM BRAGG

Ipswich War Memorial and Cenotaph

Born: 1893, Ipswich.

Died: 23rd June 1916; age 23; died of Cholera – Mesopotamia.

Residence: 27, Cauldwell Avenue, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Hamilton Camp, Hampshire.

Date of Entry Therein: 18th March 1915 – Asiatic.

 

Rank: Private; Service Number: 2791

Regiment: Hampshire Regiment, 1st/4th Battalion.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.

 

Grave Reference:

III.M.II.

Basra War Cemetery,

Iraq.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of George James & Martha Bragg, of 27, Cauldwell Avenue, Ipswich.

 

Brother to FREDERICK GEORGE BRAGG.

 

CENSUS

 

1901   27, Cauldwell Avenue, Ipswich.

 

Sidney was 8 years old and living with his parents & brother.

George James Bragg, 36, a Postman – Civil, born Tuddenham, Suffolk.

Martha Bragg (nee Brown), 36, a Grocer – Shopkeeper, Alpheton, Suffolk.

Frederick George Bragg, 10, born Ipswich.

 

1911   27, Cauldwell Avenue, Ipswich.

 

Sideny was 18 years old, a Feed & Florist’s Assistant. He was living with his parents & brother.

George, 46, a Postman – Post Office.

Martha, 46.

Frederick, 20, a Clothier’s Assistant.

 

Soldiers’ Effects to George J. Bragg – father.

 

Sidney is also remembered on the war memorial at St. John the Baptist Church, Ipswich.

 

In July 1895, Frederick’s father, George Bragg entered the St. John’s Cottagers and Gardenrs’ Show. A very creditable exhibition set by the residents of the St. John’s parish – George was awarded 2nd prize for the weight of his gooseberries.

In July 1896, Frederick entered the show once again – this year he was awarded 1st prize for his gooseberries, 1st for best-kept garden and 2nd for collections of vegetables.

 

Evening Star – 28th December 1905 – AN UNPROVED CASEAt Ipswich Police Court, Sidney Bragg, 13, of Cauldwell Avenue, was before the Mayor (Bunnell H. Burton, Esq.), J.H. Grimwade, Esq., W. Alexander, Esq., S.R. Anness, Esq., G.W. Horsfield, Esq., George Hines, Esq., and W.A. Churchman, Esq., summoned by Augustus James Christey for having thrown a stone in the street on the 14th December. Mr. Christey said that he saw from a window the defendant throw a stone at a girl named Florence Chapman. After hearing the evidence from the girl, the Bench dismissed the case.

 

Hampshire Regiment, 1st/4th Battalion

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