Charles Wilfrid Brannon

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Private Charles Wilfrid Brannon, M.C
Life dates
29 May 1893 - 25 Jan 1976
Unit or location Role Posted from until
Isle of Wight's Unallocated Men Patrol member Unknown Unknown

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Tenth House, New Road, Wotton Bridge, Isle of Wight
Other information

A WW1 veteran, he was a Captain (1489) in the 8th Hampshire Battalion signing up on 3 Aug 1914. He is described as 5ft 10 inches tall and in good physical development. He was awarded the Military Cross for his time in Palestine in 1917. His citation reads; For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During a raid on enemy trenches he commanded the assault. He was the first into the position and the last to leave. At the wire he found one of his party wounded, and, with assistance, carried him back for some distance until the wounded man expired. His gallant leadership was a splendid example to all ranks.

A Scout leader 1st Wotton Bridge sea scouts. He may not have been an Auxilier, but a guest at the reunion. He is not recorded on the nominal roll.


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