Private Frederick Edward Bruton (2719/240594)

1/8th Bn, The Worcestershire Regiment, 144th Brigade, 48th Division, T.F., B.E.F.

Malvern Commemoration: The Priory Church of St Mary and St Michael,

Burial/Commemoration: Thiepval Memorial

Nature of Death: Killed in action Templeux-le-Guerard, France 5/4/17

Age: 21

Next of Kin: Son of Edward Bruton of South View, Court Road, Malvern

Previous Employment: At Worcestershire Golf Club

Frederick Bruton of Great Malvern

Frederick Bruton was born in Malvern, the son of Edward Bruton, a hairdresser and Mrs Bruton of South View, Court Road. In April 1917, they received information that their son Pte Frederick Bruton who joined the Malvern Chums Company in September 1914 had been killed in France. Before the war he was employed at the Worcestershire Golf Club and was a prolific sportsman – he played cricket for Malvern Town Club and the College Servants, and was a member of St Andrew’s Football Club and Malvern Workingmen’s Golf Club.

Frederick had been involved on the 1/8th Worcestershire Regiment’s attack on a fortified hill known as the Mound near Templeux-le-Guerard.  To read more about this action, click here:

Read more about the German retreat to the Hindenburg Line.

Malvern News 21/4/17

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