Graphic by Commonwealth War Graves Commission

BRIMINGTON'S  STATISTICS EPITAPHS

First Soldier from Brimington to die
 Harry Aust &
Thomas Bradshaw

 14th October 1914

LAST Soldier from Brimington to die
 
Edward Garland
16thDecember
1918
 

Brimington’s youngest soldier 
Horace Fred Stott  aged 17

Brimington’s oldest soldier (s)
    George Godfrey  aged 44
 
  WALTER HIGGINS      AGED  44

 Estimated Children
Left Fatherless

   51

Average Age of Soldier
when Killed 
 25

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
Lincolnshires 
  
14
Leicesters

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  


EPITAPHS
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.
The 
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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