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  • photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.
Person Details
Killamarsh, Yorkshire
Richard and Martha Brunt had 10 children between 1884 and 1908. They were Ephraim, Somers, George, Alfred, Ethel, Letty Selena, Richard, Lucy, Harry and Cyril. For the most part they lived in Killamarsh, Derbyshire. Richard Brunt junior, was born in Killamarsh in 1898 and when of working age, became a coal miner. His parents had moved to Worksop by 1918 where they received news of Richard’s death.
08 Oct 1918
20
556074 - CWGC Website
42553
Enlisted at Nottingham
Private
9th Bn Norfolk Regiment
Pte Dick Brunt Worksop Guardian 18 October 1918 In a letter to his mother, Mrs Hewitt, 71 Sandy Lane, Pte F Hewitt, Norfolk Regt, mentions a number of Worksop lads, all friends who joined at the same time, who have been killed or wounded in the recent fighting. Dick Brunt, he says, was killed, and a number of Worksop lads wounded are, Hutchinson, Scott, Scorah, Raynes and Chambers. Pte Brunt who was 20 years of age, was the fifth son of Mr and Mrs R Brunt, 35 Bridge Place. Nothing beyond the information contained in Hewitt’s letter is known. Pte Brunt was a member of the St John A A and at one time was a side drummer. His friends will extend their sympathy to his sorrowing family. Pte Richard Brunt Worksop Guardian 1 November 1918 Official information has now been received by Mr and Mrs Brunt, 35 Bridge Place, Worksop, that their son, Pte Richard Brunt, Norfolk Regiment, was killed in action on Oct 8th, thus confirming the news contained in Pte Hewitt’s letter to which he referred a fortnight ago. Pte Brunt joined up with a number of other young men from Manton Colliery, most of whom have either fallen or have been wounded. He had only been in France a fortnight before the end came and his last letter from home reached his parents on the day of his death. We gave Pte Brunt’s photograph in our last issue. Great sympathy is expressed with Mr and Mrs Brunt in their trouble and with the deceased lad’s fiancée.
Remembered on High Tree Cemetery, Montbrehain, France. Research by Colin Dannatt
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  • photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.
    Richard Brunt - photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.