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Surname: BROMLEY

Forename(s): John

Place of Birth: Burnley, Lancashire

Service No: 145166

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Army Medical Corps

Battalion / Unit: 1/1st West Lancashire Field Ambulance attached to 27th General Hospital, Cairo

Division: ---

Age: ---

Date of Death: 1918-03-20

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: O. 136.


CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: EARBY, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

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).

See also:
‘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

Private John BROMLEY

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Army Medical Corps

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Army Medical Corps

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Surname: BROMLEY

Forename(s): John

Born: Burnley, Lancs


Enlisted: Nelson, Lancs

Number: 145166

Rank: Private

Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps



Died Date: 20/03/18

Died How: Died

Theatre of War: Egypt

Notes: Formerly 6/11547 6th East Lancs.

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: BROMLEY

Forename(s): J

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 145166

Rank: Private

Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps

Unit: 1st/1st West Lancs Field Amb.



Died Date: 20/03/1918

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'Burnley Express' (6 April 1918)

(Kindly supplied by the website: Burnley in the Great War)


Mr. and Mrs. Bromley, of 36, Scott's-terrace, Burnley, have received official word that their son, Pte. John Bromley, was 'accidentally killed' on March 20th whilst serving with his regiment in Egypt. No other particulars are to hand. Pte. Bromley, who was 31 years of age, and single, enlisted in the Army at the age of 17. He had also served in the Territorials. At the outbreak of the present war he joined Kitchener's Army. He had served on different fronts in the East, and had changed his regiment on more than one occasion. He was last connected with the King's Liverpools. He was formerly a weaver at Wood Top Manufacturing Co.'s mill, but was for a short time working at Earby. His brother, Pte. Wm. Hy. Bromley, was taken prisoner at Mons at the commencement of the war, and is now in Holland, having been transferred there from Germany along with other prisoners.




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