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Private H M Bridger


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Private Henry Milton BRIDGER, G/16171, 10th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, death presumed on or after 21st September 1917, age 35.

Born Brighton, Sussex, son of Henry William and Elizabeth Charlotte Bridger, of Chichester Bungalow, Leylands Road, Burgess Hill, Sussex.

19th October 1908, Brighton, Sussex, married Alice Mary Denyer, 71, Bernard Road, Brighton, Sussex.

Children: Henry George William Bridger, born 9th April 1910; Doris Eleanor Mabel Bridger, born 6th December 1913.


1911 Census - 137 Hartingdon Road, Brighton - Henry Milton Bridger, head, age 28, married, postman, Civil Service, born Brighton, Sussex; Alice Mary Bridger, wife, age 26, married 2 years, 1 child, still alive, born Brighton, Sussex; Henry George William Bridger, son, age 11 months, born Brighton, Sussex.


Enlisted  Brighton, Sussex, age 33, height 5ft 2½ inches, weight 119lbs.  Resided 71 Bernard Road, Brighton, Sussex. Formerly a postman.

Home 10th DEcember 1915 to 8th May 1917; BEF 9th May 1917 to 21st September 1917.

10th December 1915, enlisted; 11th December 1915, to Army Reserve; 16th June 1916, mobilized; 19th June 1916, posted 12th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 1st September 1916, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 9th May 1917, posted BEF & 8th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 30th JUne 1917, posted 10th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 21st September 1917, posted missing.

23rd June 1918, date on which Separation Allowance of £1 4s 6d a week will cease.

24th June 1918, pension awarded of 25/5 a week, for widow and two children.

6th June 1920, Statement of Relatives - Widow, Alice Mary Bridger, 71 Bernard Road, Brighton, Sussex; Children - Henry George William Bridger, born 9th April 1910; Doris Eleanor Mabel Bridger, born 6th December 1913; Fther, Henry William Bridger, 30 High Street, Cliff, Lewes; Mother, Elizabeth Charlotte Bridger, 30 High Street, Cliff, Lewes; Brothers - Richard Arthur Bridger, age 28, 30 High Street, Cliff, Lewes; Ernest Leslie Bridger, age 21, 30 High Street, Cliff, Lewes; Cecil Bridger, age 17, 30 High Street, Cliff, Lewes; Sister Mabel Amelia Bridger, age 37, 30 High Street, Cliff, Lewes.

Commemorated at  Tyne Cot Memorial, Panel 106 to 108,Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.


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