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Private Reginald Frank Bromage

925181 102nd Battalion Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)

Son of Mr Thomas & Mrs Clara Bromage

Aged 20 years

Died 25th March 1917

Commemorated at Villers Station Cemetery, Villers-au-Bois
Grave VII. F.12.

Born at Rushden, enlisted Weyburn, Sask, Canada.
Research by Bill Bates

Resident of Trossacks, Sask, Canada. Born 7th April 1897. Employed as an engineer. Enlisted 7th January 1916 at Weyburn, Sask, aged 18 years 9 months. Height 5'10½", girth 38½", Fair complexion, brown eyes and red hair.

His sister was his next of kin: Mrs Clara Flawn of Trossacks.

The Rushden Echo Friday 4 May 1917, transcibed by Nicky Bates

Rushden "Canadian" Killed - Corpl Reginald Bromage

Corpl Reginald Bromage, aged 19, of the Canadian Contingent, younger son of the late Mr Thomas Bromage, of Hillcrest, Queen street, Rushden, and grandson of the late Rev Thos. Bromage, a well-known Independent Wesleyan minister, has been killed in action in France. Deceased left England for Canada on Feb. 20th, 1907, the year following his father's death. In January 1916 he joined the Canadian Regt. Last November he had six days' leave in England, visiting his step-mother at Rushden, his grandmother at Wellingborough, and other relatives and also met his uncle, the Rev. Edmund Bromage, of Sheffield, the secretary of the Wesleyan Reform Union. Deceased was a fine specimen of manhood, being six feet tall and weighing about 12 stones. In Canada he had been engaged in farm work with his brother-in-law, Mr Flawn, formerly of Higham Ferrers. He was a member of one of the churches there, and took an active interest in its work. He leaves in Canada, his only brother, William, who is with the Canadian forces there, and his four sisters.The only intimation of Corpl Bromage's death which has at present reached England is that contained in a returned parcel which has been sent to him by Miss Maud Stapleton, of Rushden, and which came back marked "Killed March25th." The official intimation of his death has doubtless been sent to his permanent address in Canada. Deceased's father, who held a responsible position in the boot factory of Mr George Denton, was at one time a useful member of the Rushden Urban Council.

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