Regiment : 1st/8th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment
Service number : 240594
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : 5th April 1917
Buried : Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, France, Pier and Face 5A and 6C.
Memorial : Malvern WW1 War Memorial
Also appears on : Malvern Christ Church WW1 War Memorial. Malvern Priory.
Name given as Frederick Edward Bruton on Commonwealth War Graves Commission and Soldiers Died in the Great War. The birth of Frederick Edwin Bruton is registered in the June Quarter 1887 under the Upton on Severn Registration District.
Malvern Gazette, 21st April 1917:
Mr and Mrs F. Bruton of South View, Court Road have received information that their son Pte Frederick Bruton, who joined the Malvern Chums Company on the outbreak of War, has been killed in France. Before the war he was employed at the Worcestershire Golf Club and was a prolific sportsman – he played cricket for Malvern Town Club and the College Servants, and was a member of St Andrew’s Football Club and Malvern Workingmen’s Golf Club.
A photograph of Private F. Bruton of Malvern can be found in Berrow’s Worcester Journal Supplement, Saturday 28th April 1917, available at Worcestershire Archives.
Frederick Bruton has no known grave, the photograph available shows his name on Thiepval Memorial.