Private Charles Brammall

Private Charles Brammall was born to Samuel and Mary Ann Brammall in the early months of 1885. Samuel and Mary produced 15 children but only seven survived to adulthood. The family was up at Redmires in 1891 but by 1901 they were down in Greaves Street, off Langsett Road. Like his father, Charles was a file cutter by trade both in the 1901 and 1911 censuses and in 1911 he was shown to be living with John Marsden, very likely his uncle, at Redmires.

When he joined the army, Charles was with the Northumberland Fusiliers but then was transferred to the Highland Light Infantry. Charles died of wounds back in Sheffield in January 1919, in the hospital that was based in in the building that fronts Ecclesall Road between Collegiate Crescent and Broomgrove Road. (Now part of Sheffield Hallam University)

He is buried in Fulwood and a CWGC headstone marks the plot. He is also commemorated on the grave that contains his parents, sister and brother in law:

Also Charles, son of the above Mary Ann Brammall
Died of wounds received in action in the European War
January 4th 1919, aged 34 years
son of Frances and Mary Ann Brammall.