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The Upper Broughton War Memorial

Inscriptions from WW1 and WW2


Upper Broughton Churchyard

The names below all appear on the Upper Broughton War Memorial. sadly the first two names are of two brothers, William and Leonard Brooks. The picture above was taken on the day the memorial was dedicated. Neither the large tree in the churchyard on the right hand side or the light over the church gate are there now.


World War 1





Further Information

William James Brooks


Gunner. 308th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery

30th October 1917, Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery

Husband of Mabel Brooks, Chestnut House, Lincoln. Son of William and the late Julia Brooks, Corner House Farm, Upper Broughton (coal merchant)

Leonard Morton Brooks


Private 2nd/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington Regiment

20th July 1918. Soissons Memorial

Son of William and the late Julia Brooks, Corner House Farm, Upper Broughton (coal merchant)

John Edward Keys


Private. No 2 Company Machine Gun Corps

19th August 1916. Caterpillar Valley Cemetery

Son of John  and Jane Keys,

15 Mansfield St., Nottingham

Sidney Tuft Payne


Private. 1st/7th Battalion, Duke of Wellington Regiment

12th March 1918. Wimereux Communal Cemetery

Son of Emily and the late Andrew John Payne, Station House, Upper Broughton

Harry Leonard Hourd


Private. 2nd Battalion Worcestershire Regiment

24th September 1918. Five Points Cemetery

Son of Agnes Winifred and the late Robert Hourd. Nottingham

Francis Charles (Frank) Woolley


Corporal. 2nd Battalion Kings Royal Rifle Corps

23rd October 1918 Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Panel 9

Son of Frances Woolley, Farmer. Main St Cotgrave

Frank Ecob


Private. 2nd Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment

21st March 1918. Pozieres Memorial Panel 23

Son of Charles and Addie Ecob, Main Road Upper Broughton (shoemaker)

Ralph Marson


Private. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington Regiment

21st September 1918. St Sever Cemetery Extension

Son of George H and Elizabeth Marson, Newsagent. Top Green Upper Broughton

World War 2

Archibald Selwyn Pryor


Chaplain 4th Class, Royal Army Chaplain Department

3rd August 1944.

St Charles de Percy War Cemetery

M.A. (Cantab.)

Husband of Elizabeth Gulielma Pryor. Rector of Upper Broughton. Son of Selwyn and Margaret Pryor.

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