Regiment : 2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards
Service number : 19937
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Died of wounds aged 20 on 12th May 1916
Buried : Wimereux Communal Cemetery, France, Grave I. M. 21.
Birthplace : Born All Saints, Worcester, enlisted Worcester
Relatives : Son of H. Childs, 3 Court, 8 House, Dollday, Worcester
Memorial : Worcester All Saints Church
Also appears on : Worcester Guildhall
Credits : Census and Medal Roll researched and transcribed by Paul Hudson.
1901 Census – unable to locate
7 Dolday (1 room).
Harry Brighton, age 15, Porcelain worker, born Worcester
With parents Harry Childs, age 50, Boarder, Bricklayer, born Kidderminster; Emily Brighton, age 44; and 2 sisters [parents had been together for many years but hadn’t married]
Awarded the Victory, Star and British War Medals. Entered the French theatre of war on 24th August 1915.
A photograph of Corporal C.H. Brighton can be found in Berrow’s Worcester Journal Supplement, Saturday 27th May 1916, available at Worcestershire Archives.