8th December 1915

Three men with a local connection died on 8th December 1915:

  • Second Lieutenant Cyril Talbot Burney Croft, who died in a flying accident at Castle Bromwich
  • Private Charles James, who was born in Olton
  • Lieutenant Sidney Smith, who lived in Castle Bromwich

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30th March 1915

On 30th March 1915, 19-year-old Rifleman Leslie Wilson from Catherine-de-Barnes, died of wounds in France whilst serving with the 2nd Battalion, Rifle Brigade, which had been in France since 6th November 1914, although Leslie joined them on 26th January 1915, according to his medal index card.

On the same day as Private Wilson died in France, Stoker 1st Class, David Bradbury, returning from leave, was fatally injured falling from a train as it passed through Castle Bromwich.

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