Private William Albert Bruton (70449)

1st Bn, The Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 22nd Brigade, 7th Division, B.E.F.

Malvern Commemoration: All Saints The Wyche,

Burial/Commemoration: Tyne Cot Memorial

Nature of Death: Killed in action Flanders 26/10/17

Age: 19

Next of Kin: Son of Mr and Mrs Frederick Bruton of 4 Fair View Cottages, The Old Wyche

Education: The Wyche School

Previous Employment: At Penriwceiber, Glamorganshire

William Albert Bruton

William Bruton was born on the 16th September 1897, the son of Mr and Mrs Frederick Bruton of 4 Fair View Cottages, The Old Wyche. He was admitted to the Wyche School on the 6th January 1902. He subsequently moved to Glamorganshire, probably working in the coal industry, and enlisted in the South Wales Borderers at Mountain Ash.

He not was reported wounded and missing until January 1918, but in fact had been killed on or around the 26th October 1917 during the Battle of Passchendaele.

Malvern News 12/1/18
The Wyche School Attendance Register: Worcestershire CRO

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