Brandon, John Walter

Private 10671 John Walter Brandon. 2nd Battalion Honourable Artillery Company. Killed in action at Papadopoli on 24th October 1918, aged 38. Buried in Tezze British Cemetery, Italy.

Grave of John W. Brandon

Grave of John W. Brandon

  • Born in Aston
  • Married Annie Quittenden on 29th August 1905 at King’s Norton, Worcestershire
  • Enlisted on 10th December 1915 at Armoury House
  • Transferred to the Army Reserve on 11th December 1915
  • Resident of Birmingham
  • Mobilized on 19th March 1917
  • Admitted in to the HAC on 21st March 1917
  • Transferred to Reserve Battalion on 30th March 1917
  • Left England on 4th July 1917
  • Arrived at No.8 Infantry Base Depot, Harve, France on the 6th July 1917
  • Left Harve on 31st July 1917
  • Joined 2nd Battalion in the field on 1st August 1917
  • Served in FranceĀ until 18th November 1917
  • Went to Italy on 19/20th November 1917
  • Posted as missing, later killed in action at Papadopoli on 24th October 1918
  • Aged 38
  • Buried in Tezze British Cemetery, Italy
  • Grave ref. IV. A. 15.
  • Son of Trevor Greasley and Christiana Brandon, of Birmingham
  • Husband of Annie Brandon, of 128, Merrivale Road, Bear Wood, Smethwick, Birmingham
  • Annie wrote to authorities in November 1918, after the armistice, saying she had not heard from her husband for three weeks
  • Father of Dorothy Thelma Brandon (born 3rd March 1914)
  • Brother of Francis Trevor, Archibald John, Frederick Greasley and Alfred Henry Brandon

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