Regiment : 16th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Service number : 123
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Killed in action on 26th September 1916
Buried : Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, France, Pier and Face 9A 9B and 10B.
Birthplace : Born and resident Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire, enlisted Birmingham
Memorial : Wolverley St John the Baptist Church WW1 Memorial
Also appears on : Wolverley Memorial Hall with the information: Corporal Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Stourport Boat Club.
Credits : Researched and transcribed by Adrian Carter. Berrow's Worcester Journal researched and transcribed by Sandra Taylor.
Additional information on the memorial: Cpl. Royal Warwicks
C. Brampton, Abbot’s Croft, appears on a list of parishioners from the Parish of Wolverley who are serving in one of the National Forces, Regular or Auxiliary – Berrow’s Worcester Journal 10th October 1914.
Mr. F.W. Brampton, “Abbotscroft”, Lion Hill, Kidderminster and of the Steel Stampings Company Ltd. Cookley has four sons in the forces. Private G.S. Brampton is with the Mounted Ambulance in Egypt. Private F.M. Brampton joined the K.S.L.I. In a desperate charge in September last year he lost his left eye and was wounded in the arm and leg. He went out to France again and made the supreme sacrifice on 9th October. Private C. Clifford Brampton, R.W.R. has been posted missing since 25th September. The fourth son, H.L. Brampton is a cadet at St. John’s College, Oxford and expects to get his commission in February. A later report states that the youngest son Lt. Harry Brampton was killed in June 1917.
Source for additional information: Kidderminster Shuttle 28th October 1916, Kidderminster Times 4th November 1916, Kidderminster Shuttle 16th June 1917.
Charles Brampton has no known grave, the photograph available shows his name on Thiepval Memorial.