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Branch - Uncle and Nephew

54883, Sergeant Albert George Branch, age 26
D Battery, 36th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery
Died 08 October 1918

His father Henry ‘Harry’ Branch and mother Sarah Branch lived at Holms Hill Farm at Felixstowe Ferry.  Albert was born in Felixstowe and enlisted in Ipswich. In the 1911 census he is, aged 20, already in the Artillery, based in Devon. He married Louisa Groves on June 7, 1913. The following year a daughter, Elizabeth Sarah Joyce was born in Brighton, Sussex on April 19.

Albert served from 1914 until killed in action on October 8, 1918. He is buried in Flesquieres Hill British Cemetery in Northern France.

Albert is commemorated on the Felixstowe Seafront Memorial and  St Peter and St Paul WW1 Memorial.

Albert was the Nephew of George, below.


Flesquieres Hill British Cemetery


Royal Field Artillery

SD/3063, Private George Benjamin Branch, age 41
13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment
Died 22 March 1918

George enlisted in Brighton. He died on 22 March 1918 during the Battle of St. Quentin which was part of the Battle of the Somme. George was born Felixstowe in 1877, his father James Branch and mother Sarah Caroline Knights, who died in 1878, lived in Old White House in 1881 and then High Road, Walton in 1891, along with his grandmother Rachel Knights.  He worked as a servant in Catton, Norfolk in 1901. And then worked in Eastbourne as a butler before enlisting. He was married to Annie G Branch of 21 Pevensey Road, Eastbourne. George is buried at St Pierre Cemetery, Amiens. Uncle of Albert Branch above - George was Alberts father's brother.

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St Pierre Cemetery

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The Royal Sussex Regiment

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