William Xavier Brownrigg

1895 Nov 23. William Xavier Brownrigg in Dublin to Joseph (1859 – 26/04/1927) and Annie Teresa Brownrigg (nee Murphy 1864 – 1931). His parents were married in Cork in 1886. His father is a boarder in Cork in 1901 census and is a Sorter of Office Clerk: G.P.O Dublin

1901 census at 2 Finglas Road, Glasnevin, Dublin

1911 census at St Helens, Eskdale Avenue, Chesham, where he is a "church student". His family (less father, who is still not there) are in Southampton

1915 Nov 17 Lands in France Private in Middlesex Regt

1916 Sep 5. Commissioned to E Lancs Regt

1916 Nov 8. Confirmed in rank of 2nd Lt. E. Lan. R.— W. X. Brownrigg.

He was injured at Ypres and lost a finger there

1918 Mar 5. The undermentioned 2nd Lts. to be Lts.: E. Lan. R.—W. X. Brownrigg.

1919 Jan 5. 3rd E. Lan. R.—Lt. W. X. Brownrigg is placed on the ret. list on account of ill health caused by wounds.

1920 Sep 17 Joins ADRIC with service no 570. Posted to F Coy

1921 Jan 29 wounded in Dublin. He received £500 or £150 in compensation (different news reports) for wounds in North Earle Street. Admitted to George V Hospital, Dublin until 9 Feb.

1921 Jan 30 . Patrol in a raid on Mary Rigney's house

1921 Feb 7. Promoted Section Leader.

1921 Mar On the Brunswick St Raid. Cadet Brownrigg said "I saw flashes, I was in the body of the tender on the left hand side, I fired back at the flashes until I had emptied my gun. I then got out of the car, reloaded and took cover"

1921 May 28. Posted to Z coy.

1921 Jul 22. Posted to Depot

1921 Jul 30 Posted to I coy. Reverts to T/Cadet.(surplus to establishment)

1922 Jan 18. Discharged at demobilisation of ADRIC

1922 Mar 28. Joined the British Gendarmerie section of the Palestine Police as a Constable

1923 Jun 1. RGA Hampshire Coast Bde. — Lt. William Xavier Brownrigg, late 3rd Bn. E. Lanes. R. (Spec. Res.) to be 2nd Lt. and relinquishes the rank of Lt.

WO338 entry

1925 Jun 1. Territorial Army. Royal Artillery. Hampshire Heavy Bde. — 2nd Lt. W. X. Brownrigg to be Lt.

1926 Dec 23. Married in Hampshire to Brenda Drover and had 4 children. William Xavier Brownrigg m St Edmund’s by Fr Bernard Lindsay Brenda Williams Drover . Witnesses Annie T Brownrigg and Jessie Drover. St Edmund’s Catholic magazine mentions in its monthly magazine

1939 Living in Holly Brook Childrens Homes Now Annexe Of Southampton Borough Hospital , Southampton C.B., Hampshire, He is a Assistant Superintendent at Holly Brook Childrens Home

1964 Apr/Jun . Died Bournemouth