A GROUP PHOTOGRAPH - Before, Now & In-Between
A GROUP PHOTOGRAPH - Before, Now & In-Between

Ronald William BRAKSPEAR

Ancestral surnames: 

  • Brakspear, Young, Oliver, Perry, Paull, Phillips, Wilson (by marriage: Parker, Banks, Edmonds, Hinton, Hooper, Richards)
  • see his family tree drawing via www.groupphoto.co.uk/extra Row 2



  • Charterhouse School


Decorations & Campaign Medals:

  • 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal



  • buried at Plot I, Row B, Grave 8 in Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France (Calais 13.B.6.5.4). Gravestone: “Major R.W. Brakspear, Royal Berkshire Regiment, 2nd October 1915” - personal inscription: “Greater love hath no man than this” CWGC
  • Henley-on-Thames Town Hall (one of 184 names)

  • the Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, Henley-on-Thames (one of 95 names)

  • in Saunderites House at Charterhouse School (one of 88 Names)

  • Lord’s Cricket Ground MCC Members World War 1 Memorial, St John's Wood, London (one of 330 names)   

  • Badminton Club, 100 Piccadilly, London(memorial now on the staircase in the East India Club, St James's Square, London) (one of 30 names)   

  • Charterhouse School Memorial Chapel (one of 689 names) (also a roll of honour book with ornately inscribed names in a glass case in the chapel)

  • Datchet, Buckinghamshire (one of 54 names) 
    details and picture
    (added since publication of my book)

  • St Mary the Virgin Church, Datchet, Buckinghamshire: Roll of Honour (one of 54 names)
    details and picture,
    close-up of memorial
    (added since publication of my book)


Pages in book (www.groupphoto.co.uk/the-book): 50-52


Appears in Charles Bartlett's letters: see I Shall Not Be Away Long book


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