Bramwell Horne

Date of birth: 19th January 1890
Place of birth: Allington, Wiltshire
Regiment: Royal Marine Light Infantry
Battalion: 2nd (R.N. Div.)
Rank / Service No: Private, PO/1437/S
Died: 28th April 1917, aged 27 years
Commemorated: Arras Memorial, France


Bramwell was the oldest of 8 siblings born to Charles and Mary Alissimon Horne (nee Larkham), who married in Alderbury, Wiltshire in 1887.


Charles, a Primitive Methodist Evangelist (!) and a Farm Bailiff, was born in Allington in 1847….he died in Hackney in 1929.

Mary was born in Salisbury in 1864 and she passed away in Lambeth in 1933.




Wesley   b. 2 July 1891 Allington   d. 1962 Lambeth Married Lilian M. Covil in Southwark in 1932.

Alice Mary   b. 8 September 1892 Winterbourne   d. 1965 Weymouth Married Leonard Rogers in Frome in 1916.

Alissimon   b. 14 November 1894 Porton   d. 1973 Oswestry

Eva   b. 1896 Porton d. ?? Married Alfred T. Jones in Southwark in 1924.

Ellen (Nellie)   b. 12 September 1898 Nunney   d .1979 Hackney

Clara   b. 15 December 1900 Nunney   d. 1980 Enfield, Middlesex.

Charles   b. 1902 Nunney   d. 1988 Salisbury   Married Ivy K. Mitchell in Lambeth in 1925.


Bramwell married Florence Mabel Street in Southampton in the third quarter of 1916; the couple lived at 35 Mansion Road, Portswood and can only have had a couple of months of married life together.


Florence had been born in Southampton in 1886 and, after Bramwell’s death, she married James F. Dowling in Kent in 1922.

She passed away in Islington in 1951.



Bramwell enlisted in the R.M.L.I. in Southampton on 26 February 1916.


Losses incurred at Gallipoli resulted in the Portsmouth and Plymouth Royal Marine Light Infantry battalions merging together to form the 2nd Battalion.

Bramwell was drafted for the British Expeditionary Force on 21 November 1916.


He perished during the major Allied offensive around Arras in April 1917.


The Memorial commemorates the almost 35,000 Commonwealth servicemen who perished in the Arras sector, and have no known grave.




Researcher: Mark Heritage
Published: 30th September 2016


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