The History of the Hough family from London

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  • ID: I25250
  • Name: Bertram Alfonso BROKENSHA
  • Sex: M
  • Census: 1891 Sea View Terr,Aberavon
  • Residence: 1918 54,High St,Aberavon
  • Military Service: 07 JUN 1916 Private 202949 in Labour Corps,5ft 2ins Tall
  • ADDR: 11 JUL 1884 Port Talbot, Wales
  • Death: 01 JUL 1950 in Bridgend,Glamorgan,Wales
  • Census: 1901 Sea View Terr,Aberavon
  • Census: 1911 38,Alexandra St,Aberavon,Printer
  • Military Service: 1917 June,Messines Ridge,Nr Ypres,Shell fire causing Epilepsy
  • Military Service: 07 JUL 1917 Hospital in Patient
  • Military Service: 06 DEC 1917 Discharge,after medical board due to Epilepsy
  • Note:
    Bertram Alfonso BROKENSHA, son of James BROKENSHA and Elizabeth Jane TREWIN, was born
    on 11 July 1884 in Port Talbot. In 1891 he was resident in Sea View Terrace. In 1901 he was resident in
    Sea View Terrace. He married Margaret Elvira THOMAS on 9 December 1909 in Aberavon. From 7
    June 1916 to 6 December 1917 he was a private (202949) in the Labour Corps. He was described as short, only 5ft. 2" tall and considered obese at 11st. 4lb. in 1916. In June 1917 he was a combatant at Messines Ridge, near Ypres, subjected to shell fire which brought on a major episode of epilepsy. From 7 July 1917 to 20 August 1917 he was a hospital in-patient, recovering from epilepsy. On 30 July 1917 he was a participant in the Medical Board. This established that his epilepsy, suffered since childhood, had been aggravated during his military service. In 1918 he was resident in 54 Hgh St., Aberavon after discharge, on 6 Dec 1917,from military service in Nottignham. He was a painter. He died on 1 July 1950 in Bridgend.

    Father: James BROKENSHA b: 10 DEC 1853 in Truro,Cornwall c: 14 MAY 1854 in Cornwall, Truro
    Mother: Elizabeth Jane "Bessie" TREWIN b: 1859 in Truro,Cornwall

    Marriage 1 Margaret Elvira THOMAS b: 12 SEP 1883 in Britton Ferry,Glamorgan,Wales
    • Married: 09 DEC 1909 in Aberavon,Port Talbot,Wales
    1. Has No Children Vernon Williams BROKENSHA b: 17 FEB 1910 in Aberavon,Port Talbot,Wales
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