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  • Umberto Bruno  commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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Newport Monmouthshire
Umberto was born in 1891 the son of Joseph Mario, a professor of music, and Bessie Bruno (née Norris). His father was born in Salerno, Italy, in 1857 and his mother in 1868 at Wareham, Dorset. They married c.1888 and had nine children one dying in infancy. Umberto’s siblings were Giacomo b.1896 Italy, Rosa b.1893, Giuseppe b.1900, Elvira b.1903, Silvia b.1904, Effore b.1905, Linda b.1908 and Maria b.1911. All the remaining children were born in Nottingham. In 1911 they lived at 32 Birkin Avenue Hyson Green Nottingham. Umberto married Lillian Elizabeth Palethorpe 11/5/1893 and they had two children Christina Eva (28/10/1914) and Evelyn Annie (16/11/1916). With effect from 18/3/1918 Lillian received a weekly pension of 22/11d for herself and two children.
He was a musician (violinist) and a member of the Hippodrome Orchestra.
28 Aug 1917
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5 Lucia terrace Hawksley Street Nottingham
Private
10th Bn Lincolnshire Regiment
Umberto enlisted on 7th July 1916 at Nottingham. Trained at Grimsby, on 16th December 1916 he embarked from Folkstone to join the British Epeditionary Force in France. He disembarked the same day at Boulogne and was posted 3/1/1917. Thiepval Memorial Pier & Face 1C
Nottingham Evening post 17th September 1917: “BRUNO. – Killed in action, August 26th, 1917, Private Umberto Bruno, aged 26 years, late of the Hippodrome Orchestra. We miss him and mourn him in silence unseen, and dwell on the happiness that might have been. – Sorrowing wife and children, Vera and baby.” Nottingham Evening Post notice (abridged), 17 September 1917: 'Bruno. Killed in action August 28th, Private Umberto Bruno aged 26 years, late of the Hippodrome Orchestra. Wife and children, Vera and baby.' Above extract courtesy of Jim Grundy facebook page of Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914 - 1918 .
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  • Umberto Bruno  commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Umberto Bruno - Umberto Bruno commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918