Brackstone, Robert Henry: Service no. 53656

Digitized Service Record

Source: We Will Remember Them (Elgin County Branch – Ontario Genealogical Society)


“Robert’s name appears in a letter printed in the Aylmer Express, November 26, 1914 from “the Aylmer Boys” while in London awaiting their journey overseas. His name is not included in any previous lists of recruits, nor is his place of residence given on his attestation paper.  It is assumed he was living in the Aylmer area when he enlisted for service on October 26, 1914 in St. Thomas.  He was born on December 7, 1893 in Poole, Dorset, England.  He names his next of kin as his father, Charles R. Brackstone, of #1 Croft Villa, Upper Post Stone [?], Poole, England.  He was a farmer and was not married.

The family is found on the 1901 census living at Cranbrook Villa in Branksome, Dorset.  Charles is in the navy, and his wife’s name is Mary.

No further information is known, but it is possible that Robert returned to England following the war.  A marriage record was found for a Robert Henry Brackstone to Mabel Chamberlain in 1922 in Poole, Dorset, England.”

Source: We Will Remember Them (Elgin County Branch – Ontario Genealogical Society)


6 thoughts on “Brackstone, Robert Henry: Service no. 53656

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  1. This is my great grandfather and i am very proud to have his medals from the great war. I have just started to research him and found your website. Many thanks.

    1. Stefen,

      I am pleased my site helped you and gave you insight into your great grandfather. It would be great it if you could take a picture of his medals and send it to me so I can add it into the soldier page.


      1. not to sure how to send picture, please send me your email address and i will be able to send it that way. I wore them this year for remembrance Sunday under my own uniform.

      2. Stefen,

        I am at ebd.edwards at or you can follow the link to the Facebook Group and post them there.


    2. Your great grandfather was married to my great aunt Mabel Gertrude Mary Chamberlain nee Taylor. Her first husband was killed during WWI.

      1. wow sorry Chris but i have just seen this post that you have left!!! please tell me more if you know any.

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