Drummer W H Brighton - 8th Lincolns

Private Brighton was killed in action in September 1915. He has no  known grave and is named on the Loos Memorial to the Missing in France.

He is remembered  on a family headstone in the cemetery. He was 20 years old when he died and possibly worked at Marshalls.


W H Brighton headstone before restoration
Drummer William Henry Brighton headstone after restoration
Ceremony for Dummer Brighton

In this photograph are Jane Butler and pupils from Trent Valley Academy, members of the Gainsborough Branch of the British Legion, Lesley Rollings - Mayor of Gainsborough,  Janice and Tony Baldock representing Morton Scouts, Susan Edlington - Chairwoman of the Gainsborough Heritage Association and member of the Friends committee and Julie Brighton and her sons, who are relatives of Drummer Brighton.


Drummer Brighton image

The Friends of Gainsborough Cemeteries and Chapel is a small charity run by volunteers. Contact: Susan Edlington

Friends of Gainsborough Cemeteries and Chapel