Bromley War Memorial

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Edward Charles Brigden

1880 - 03/07/1920
CWGC Cemetery: Bromley Hill Cemetery

Place of birth: St Mary Cray, Kent
Last known address in Bromley: 12 Wharton Road

Military information

Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery
Rank: Driver
Number: 182938

Family information

Parents: George & Mercy Brigden (nee Joy)
Parents' occupation: Agricultural labourer
Siblings: George (d), Elizabeth Mary, John, Fanny, Mary Elizabeth, Frederick William, Mercy, Martha, Georgiana, Thomas William, Alice, Edward, Joseph (d)
Relatives on War Memorial: BROWN, S.G.
Wife: Rhoda Maude Brown
Marriage date: 1902
Children: Martha Rhoda (Patti), Leonard Charles, Alfred Raymond Cornelius, Elsie Susan May

Census information

Address: Hockenden, St Mary Cray
Address: High Street, West Chislehurst
Occupation: Carman
Address: 19 Plymouth Road
Occupation: Carman

Extra details

Charles Henry Brigden is recorded on the Memorial as Edward Charles Brigden. His death, in Bromley, is recorded as Charles E Brigden and his grave stone shows him as Edward Charles Brigden.

Charles was the thirteenth of George and Mercy Brigden's fourteen children, he had an older brother Edward. Charles was baptised on 16th May 1880 in St Mary Cray. In 1902 he married Rhoda Maud Brown, as Charles Henry.

CWGC record him as Edward Charles Brigden, husband of Rhoda Maud. She appears as a widow in 1939 Register, his brother Edward is also recorded on it so there is no doubt that this soldier is Charles Edward Brigden. Apart from an Absent Voters list that confirms his address as 12 Wharton Road there are no other records of his military service.

Rhoda's brother Stanley George Brown also died.

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