Private Richard Brightman

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

10 Nov 1917

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

Great Bramingham
United Kingdom

Place of Death

Canadian Military Hospital

Grave Location

Etaples Military Cemetery
Part II

Luton ward

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier

Richard was one of five sons of Samuel and Sarah Brightman of Great Bramingham who served on the Western Front. Tragically four of the five brothers were killed. Richard died of wounds on 10th November 1917 in France, aged 24. He was the fourth son to be lost.

Richard died in a Canadian hospital at Etaples, having had both feet amputated one week earlier. His parents received the letter informing them of his wounds on the same day as they received a telegram informing them of his brother Herbert's death.

Individual Location

Author: HillC

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