Other names: Edward William
Locations in this story: BroomfieldFranceCambrai Memorial, Louverval, FranceMelbury Abbas, Shaftesbury, DorsetLudwell, WiltshireChichester
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 (nee 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. NB. Edward's other siblings were also involved in the conflict as Arthur, Ernest and Harry all served but survived as did Percy William Norman the husband of his sister, Eva Theresa Rose Norman (nee Broomfield).