Lt. William Brandwood, Yorks/Lancs Regt

1889 Nov 8. Born Devonport, Devon . William Nowell Brandwood. His father' name was William as well, and he was a soldier who was stationed in the West Indies for a while, where he married and returned eventually returned to the UK, where William was born. His father was born in the UK about 1857, and was a British Military Staff Clerk stationed in Jamaica at Up Park Camp in 1882, age 25 when he married Christina C Lopez. She resided with the family in Stoke Damerel, Devon, where she died in 1891, age 34.

1891 census at 23, George Street, Devonport as William Rowell Brandwood

1901 census at Duke Of York's Royal Military Asylum, Cheltenham Terrace, Chelsea. A Schoolboy, born Devonport. The family is split up and I cannot find mother or father. William Noel Brandwood

1903 Nov 28. Enlisted age 14

1911 census at BRANDWOOD, William Noel was a Lance Corporal in 2nd Bn Leicestershire Regiment, at Fort St George, Madras, India.

1914 Aug 8 Enlisted

1914 Oct 13. Landed in France


1917 Sep 26. Commissioned 2nd Lt

1918 Oct/Dec married Linda M Taylor at Leicester. William Nowel Brandwood

1919 Mar 26 Promoted Lt

1920 Apr 10 Relinquished commission.

1920 Dec 29 Joins ADRIC with service no 1338. Posted to M Coy as Section Leader

1921 Jul 9. Posted to I Coy. Reverts to Temp Cadet. At own request

1922 Jan 18. Discharged at demobilisation of ADRIC

1939 Register. Living at 36 Stoughton Street , Leicester with his wife Linda M. He is a Porter and Light Attendant

1966 Apr 20 died Leicester as William Howell Brandwood