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Place of Birth: Burnley, Lancashire
Service No: 145166
Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Army Medical Corps
Battalion / Unit: 1/1st West Lancashire Field Ambulance attached to 27th General Hospital, Cairo
Date of Death: 1918-03-20
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: O. 136.
CWGC Cemetery: CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: EARBY, YORKSHIRE
John Bromley was the son of Conelius and Nancy Bromley, née Spencer. Both parents were born at Burnley, Lancashire.
1891 Burnley, Lancashire Census: 3, Quarry Street - John Bromley, aged 3 years, born Burnley, son of Cornelius and Nancy Bromley.
1901 Burnley, Lancashire Census: 2, Florence Street - John Bromley, aged 13 years, born Burnley, son of Cornelius and Nancy Bromley.
1911 Earby, Yorkshire Census: 18, Green End Avenue - John Bromley, aged 23 years, born Burnley, Lancashire. Cotton Weaver. [John was boarding with Richard and Sarah Hornby.]
The British Army Service Record for John Bromley (145166) exists but may be incomplete.
John served firstly with the 9th (Service) Bn East Lancashire Regiment. He landed in France on the 6 October 1915. On the 28 October his battalion sailed from Marseilles for Salonika arriving on the 5 November 1915. On the 17 February 1916 he was transferred to a hospital in Malta. From there he was sent to Alexandria, Egypt and eventually joined the 1st Garrison Bn King’s (Liverpool Regiment). He was compulsory transferred to the R.A.M.C. on the 19 February 1918 and taken on the strength of the 1/1st West Lancashire Field Ambulance but he was attached to the 27th General Hospital, Cairo. John died at the 27th General Hospital from injuries accidentally received by a tramcar.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte John Bromley, 11547, E. Lan. R.; 47655 L'pool R.; 145166, R.A.M.C. Theatre of War first served in: (1) [France]. Date of entry therein: 6.10.15.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte John Bromley, 11547, E. Lanc. Regt.; 47655, L'Pool Regt.; 145166, R.A.M.C.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte John Bromley, 145166, 1st W. Lancs. F.A., R.A.M.C. (transferred from 1st Garr[ison] Bn Kings L'pool). Date and Place of Death: 20.3.18. 27 Gen. Hp. Egypt accident. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Sole Legatee - Mrs Jane A. Driver. £9 13s. 3d.
UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923: Pte John Bromley, 14566, R.A.M.C. Date and cause of death: 20.3.18. (Accidentally) killed. While Serving: W/S. Egypt. Particulars of Claimant(s): Jane Ann Driver. Address: 10, Back Kidd Street, Middleton. Relationship: U/M. wife. Age: 53. (1924).
Photograph: ‘Burnley Express’ (6 April 1918).
‘Earby in the First World War’ by Stephanie Carter, published by Earby & District Local History Society (2014).
‘Our Finest Crop’ by Steven Marshall, published by Earby & District Local History Society (2020).
Data Source: Local War Memorial
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
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Private John BROMLEY
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Army Medical Corps
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