Graphic by Commonwealth War Graves Commission


First Soldier from Brimington to die
 Harry Aust &
Thomas Bradshaw

 14th October 1914

LAST Soldier from Brimington to die
Edward Garland

Brimington’s youngest soldier 
Horace Fred Stott  aged 17

Brimington’s oldest soldier (s)
    George Godfrey  aged 44

 Estimated Children
Left Fatherless


Average Age of Soldier
when Killed 

Losses Per Year

1914     5

1915   17

1916   21

1917   37
1918   37

Hardest Hit Streets
Brimington Common 11
Burnell Street 6
Cotterhill Lane 5
Station Road 19
Queen Street 8
Victoria Street 11

Regiments - 
Men lost
Sherwood Foresters 40

Where the lads are buried & remembered

Belgium 37

Brimington Cemetery 8

France 59

Germany 1

Greece 3

Israel 1

Leeds 1

Plymouth 1

Staveley 2

Tanzania 1

Turkey 2  

All of the headstones in the First World War  Commonwealth War Graves cemeteries on the Western Front are made of Portland stone and all graves are identical regardless of rank.
original inscriptions on the graves were engraved to a depth that allowed them to be read at two paces and families of the soldiers were allowed to add an inscription at the bottom of the headstone. Yet many families could not afford the ‘thrupence ha’penny a letter’ charge and resented the cost for they had already paid a heavy price.
Therefore few Brimington soldiers have a family inscription.   Nevertheless the ones that do, are touching and thought-provoking and a product of that era   


        Bailleul Road East Cemetery, France                         


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