BRAY Albert Somers
Regiment : 2nd/8th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment
Service number : 241421
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Killed in action on 27th August 1917
Buried : Tyne Cot Cemetery, Belgium, Grave III. D. 2.
Birthplace : Born and resident Malvern, Worcestershire, enlisted Worcester
Memorial : Malvern WW1 War Memorial
Also appears on : Malvern The Wyche All Saints Church. Malvern Wyche School now in Wyche C of E Primary School.
Malvern News, 22nd September 1917:
A memorial service was held for Corporal Albert S. Bray, the eldest son of Mr and Mrs A. Bray of Willow Cottage. He was a member of 1st Malvern Troop and a letter from his former Scoutmaster, now a Captain in Albert’s regiment was received by his father. He wrote: “Bertie was the pick of the Company and a great lad, always cheery and bright and always a smile on his face and ever to be relied on to do his job. His Company Commander thought a lot of him although he was so young. You know what I think of him and I can’t put it into words as my eyes become dim; but whether we live or die, anyone who has fought and died out here will surely rest in peace and what better rest could one have through knowing one has died to save others”.
A photograph of Corporal A.S. Bray of Malvern can be found in Berrow’s Worcester Journal Supplement, Saturday 22nd September 1917, available at Worcestershire Archives.