Saturday, February 03, 2007

Brandon War Memorial, Suffolk

William Dorling of Brandon, is commemorated on the Brandon War memorial.  He died 23 March 1918 age 27, son of Harry and Mary Dorling of 156 London Road, Brandon.  He has survived 3 years of the war and was in the 7th Battalion of the Border Regiment (West and Cumb Yeomanry) Service No 23133 when he died.

On joining the army,  Norfolk Regiment, Service No 18743, on 1 Feb 1915, Harry was 5 ft 9.5 inches tall, weighed 139 lbs, and his girth when fully expanded was 36".  His physical development is recorded as good.  His occuapation was game keeper.  At some point he was transferred to the Border Regiment No 23133. Posted by Picasa