Names on Ludwell War Memorial 2

Edward William Broomfield

Surname: Broomfield
Other names: Edward William
Other people in this story:
Harry Jesse Broomfield
Fanny Broomfield née Cook
Frederick John Robert Broomfield
Arthur Broomfield
Ernest Broomfield
Harry Broomfield
Eva Theresa Rose Norman née Broomfield
Percy William Norman
Locations in this story:
Broomfield
France
Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, France
Melbury Abbas, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Ludwell, Wiltshire
Chichester

Story:
Edward William Broomfield was born in 1886 in Harbridge, Ringwood, Hampshire. He was the son of Harry Jesse Broomfield, a Gamekeeper, and Fanny Broomfield (née Cook). His siblings included Frederick John Robert, born in 1884, who also died in the war. The family lived at Melbury Abbas, Shaftesbury, Dorset. At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a Gamekeeper and living in Melbury Abbas, Dorset. He enlisted in Chichester and joined the 7th Battalion of the Royal Sussex Regiment (Service No. G/2674) and at the time of his death held the rank of Lance Corporal. He served in British Expeditionary Force in France and was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals. He died on 20th November 1917 and his name appears on the Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, France (Panel 7.). He is remembered on the war memorial at Ludwell.  

Edward's other siblings were also involved in the conflict: Arthur, Ernest and Harry all served but survived as did Percy William Norman, the husband of his sister, Eva Theresa Rose.

Images:
  • Ludwell War Memorial

Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives
Ernest Broomfield
Arthur Broomfield
William Percy Norman
Frederick John Robert Broomfield
Harry Broomfield
Walter James Broomfield