William Henry Brighton

#45192, b. 1886, d. 24 August 1914

Individual's Timeline

Birth1886William Henry Brighton
Death24 August 1914William Henry Brighton1

Primary events

  • Birth: William Henry Brighton was born in 1886 in Newton Flotman, Norfolk, England.
  • Death: William died on 24 August 1914 in France, Commemorated in the Wiheries Communal Cemetery (Aged 28 years, worked back from recorded birth date).1

Secondary circumstances

  • Occupation: William was a butcher before he went into the army.

Census details

Military Career

Records show that William Henry Brighton served in the armed forces. He was in the army by 1905, and was KIA in France 1914. He was in the 1st Batallion, which was in Ireland when war was declared. They proceeded to France, landing at Le Havre in mid August. They were in action in The Battle of Mons - See more at: http://www.wartimememoriesproject.com/greatwar/allied/battalion.php?pid=6755#sthash.16CBB0Bm.dpuf.


  1. Find my past web sites, online http://www.findmypast.com or http://www.findmypast.com.au,
    Service No:
    Date of Death:
    Norfolk Regiment

    1st Bn.
    Grave Reference:
    In South-East quarter. III. A. 2.
  2. Find my past web sites, online http://www.findmypast.com or http://www.findmypast.com.au, First name(s)      William Henry
    Last name      Brighton
    Relationship      -
    Marital status      Single
    Sex      Male
    Occupation      -
    Age      25
    Birth year      1886
    Birth place      Newton Flotman Norfolk
    Address      Belgaum India
    Parish      -
    County      Overseas Military
    Country      Ships And Overseas Establishments
    Archive reference      RG14
    Registration district number      641
    Enumeration district      4
    District number      -
    Sub district number      22
    Census reference      RG14PN34997 RD641 SD22 ED4 SN9999
    Piece number      34997
    Folio      -
    Page      -
    Other household member first name(s)      -
    Other household member last name      -
    Record set      1911 Census for England & Wales
    Category      Census, Land & Surveys
    Subcategory      Census
    Collections from      United Kingdom.