Ebenezer Brough

Ebenezer Brough was born around 1897 in Longbridge Hayes to Ebenezer and Rachel Brough. Ebenezer Snr. was born in Burslem and Rachel in Hanley.

He had 10 siblings, of which 6 survived childhood and Ebenezer Jnr. was the youngest. According to the 1901 Census, the family lived at 16 Peel Street, Wolstanton and 71 Heaton Terrace Porthill in 1911 according to that year’s Census. In 1911 Ebenezer was working in a pottery as a warehouse boy.

We know nothing else about his civilian life. He severed in the army as Gunner Ebenezer Brough 805608, 231st Bde. H.Q., Royal Field Artillery who died age 21 on 5th December 1918. Presumably he died due to the flu epidemic that was killing many more people in Europe at that time than were killed in the War.

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Ebenezer Brough in the Weekly Sentinel, Saturday 21st December 1918. 1

Ebenezer Brough was awarded the British War Medal and the Allied Victory Medal. He is commemorated and buried at Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport, France and on our Memorial.

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Ebenezer Brough’s Grave at Mont Huon Military Cemetery 2

  1. Sentinel photo courtesy of Geoff Mayer
  2. Grave photo courtesy of The War Graves Photographic Project