A Husband and 2 Sons ........

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  1. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    This poor woman ... within 5 months - she lost a husband and two sons .... how devastating ! :(

    In Memory of

    "D" Bty. 189th Bde., Royal Field Artillery
    who died age 28
    on 14 June 1917
    Son of Frederic and Emily S. West, of Shawford, Hants.

    Remembered with honour

    11/11/1917 2Lt WEST, Mortimer Sackville Great Britain 5 11Sq Bristol Fighter ace, 1917. KIFA.

    In Memory of

    11th Sqdn., Royal Flying Corps
    and , General List
    who died age 26
    on 11 November 1917
    Son of Emily S. West, of "Llanberis," Shawford, Hants, and the late Frederic West. Born at Putney, London.

    Remembered with honour
  2. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    Though I think her husband died 13 FEB 1914 in Shawford near Winchester ....

    they just didn't say " the late Frederic West " on John Preston's CWGC !

    Even so .... it's still an awful thing ! :(
  3. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    It seems even the Reverends family isn't immune ........ :( .... daughters too !

    BRAITHWAITE - Francis Joseph

    Major, 2nd Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 4th November 1914. Aged 42. Son of The Rev. Francis Joseph Braithwaite, of Waldingfield, Suffolk; husband of Norah R. Braithwaite, of Kingsley, Southwold, Suffolk. Buried in TANGA MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Tanzania.

    Extract from de Ruvigny' Roll of Honour 1914-1918 Volume 2, Page 37 -

    BRAITHWAITE, FRANCIS JOSEPH, Major, 2nd Battn. (81st Foot) The Loyal North Lancashire Regt., eldest s. of the late Rev. F. J. Braithwaite, RD., Rector of Great Waldtngfield, Sudbury, Co. Suffolk; b. 5 Dec. 1872; gazetted 2nd Lieut. North Lancashire Regt. 21 Jan. 1893; promoted Lieut. 23 Feb. 1895; Capt. 1 May, 1901, and Major, 4 Feb. 1911; served in the South African War 1899-1902, being employed with the Mounted Infantry (mentioned In Despatches ondon Gazette, 10 Sept. 1901]; Queen’s Medal with two clasps and King’s Medal with two clasps); also with the East African Expeditionary Force In East Africa, and was killed in action there at the end of 1914.

    BRAITHWAITE - Humphry Layland

    Second Lieutenant, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 10th July 1916. Aged 31. Son of Mary Braithwaite, of Brook House, Long Melford, Suffolk, and the late Rev. Prancis Joseph Braithwaite. Buried in BERKS CEMETERY EXTENSION, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot I. Row E. Grave 6.

    BRAITHWAITE - Margaret Dorethea

    Assistant Nurse, V.A.D. Single. Died 3rd March 1919. There is a Medal Card for Margaret Gwladys Braithwaite, Assistant Nurse, Voluntary Aid Detachment reference WO 372/23.
  4. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    And heres another ......

    NURSING SISTER’S BURIAL – The late Miss Forneri of Kingston Given Full Honors – Particulars have come to hand of the funeral obsequies of the late Nursing Sister Agnes Florien Forneri, who died in the Canadian Hospital, Bramshott, on the 24th April. Miss Forneri was buried with military honors, every battalion in the camp being represented. The coffin was draped with the Union Jack and was borne on a gun carriage, her hat resting on the top among the flowers. The six officers who were pallbearers, and the senior chaplain, Major Hepburn, followed. Then came the matron of the hospital and the nurses and a large number of patients, her own and others, some of whom could hardly walk, and who carried several lovely wreaths and other floral tributes, among which was an enlarged maple leaf composed of white and yellow flowers, given by “her boys” as a token of affection and esteem. The service (Anglican) was conducted by the senior chaplain, the first part in the hospital and the remainder beside the open grave in the nearby churchyard of Bramshott church, a beautiful burying ground, which look more like a garden than a cemetery. There was a large firing party, and at the end, “The Last Post” was sounded. All was most beautiful and impressive, the band contributing its exquisite strains to the pathetic and solemn effect, and then the burial. The spot in which Miss Forneri lies, with another devoted sister, is in a special part of the cemetery which has been set aside for Canadian soldiers. These nursing sisters rest beside the men they served and for whom they gave their best. And it is most fitting that our dear Canadian sisters should be buried like soldiers and in a soldier’s grave, for they are indeed as brave and true as any soldier and “faithful unto death.”

    From the Watson Scrapbooks

    Forneri - Constance

    Kingston, Ontario, Oct. 30 – The Rev. Canon R. S. Forneri, an aged retired Anglican clergyman of Kingston has been greatly bereaved. Last year his son, Lieut A.D. Forneri, was killed inaction. Last May his eldest daughter, a nursing sister with the Canadian Forces, died overseas, and this morning his daughter, Miss Constance Forneri passed away after a short illness of pneumonia. His only surviving daughter, Mrs. D. Sobinson, is seriously ill in the General Hospital and the latter’s husband a returned officer is also very ill.

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