1. Memorial:Edinburgh (Seafield) Cemetery
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.117
3. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour4A GQS

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Family :

Son of Mrs. Mary Brannon nee Scott, of Gatcombe House, Forest Gate, Essex, and the late Robert Henry Brannon.

Details from 1891 census: Address: 59 Hampton Road West Ham Robert Henry Brannon, Head, Age 36, Occupation Shipping Clerk, Born Hants Isle of Wight Wotton Mary Brannon, Wife, Age 30, Born Ardrossan Scotland Hannah Scott, Mother in Law, Age 75, Born Saltcoats Scotland Douglas Arthur Brannon, Son, Age 10, Born Southampton Bertram Robert Brannon, Son, Age 6, Born Forest Gate Allan Cuthbert Brannon, Son, Age 7 Months Born Forest Gate

Husband of Gertrude Mabel Brannon, of Bella Vista, Shanklin, Isle of White.

Education & Career :

Marine Engineer, Cansbrroke, Isle of White (1912).
Enlisted for military service in 1915.

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: HMS Plover 

HMS Plover was a repeat 'M' class destroyer, launched in March 1916. She survived the war and was sold for break-up in May 1921.

Action : Naval Campaign 

Naval Campaign is defined as to include all sea operations where attrition rates are in ones and twos and which do not fall within specific naval battles such as Jutland, Coronel, Falklands etc. This includes Merchant Navy losses.

Engineer Lieutenant (Temporary) 2nd December 1915 [Navy List]
HMS Erin - Battleship - February 1916 - 1917 [Navy List]
HMS Plover

Residence: Home Department: Board of Trade - Mercantile Marine Survey Staff Civilian Rank: Cemetary or Memorial: Edinburgh (Seafield) Cemetery (M.88) HMS Plover was a repeat 'M' class destroyer, launched in March 1916. She survived the war and was sold for break-up in May 1921.

Detail :

Bertram died of influenza and bronchial pneumonia on 8 November 1918, aged 33, at Seafield Naval Hospital in Edinburgh and is buried in the Commonwealth War Grave at Edinburgh (Seafield) Cemetery. Besides his final resting place in Edinburgh, his name is also remembered in number of other places - in Gatcombe - on the St Olave Church Roll of Honour and on his parents memorial within the church.

Probate record confirms: BRANNON, Bertram Robert Urry of Bella Vista, Shanklin, Isle of Wight. Engineer Lieutenant R.N., died 8 November 1918 at Seafield Naval Hospital, Leith in North Britain. Probate London 10th January to William Scott Cameron, barrister-at-law. Effects £442 2s 2d.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Albany No. 151 E.C.Hampshire & IOW

8th July 1912
26th February 1913
15th September 1913

Bertram was initiated into Albany Lodge No. 151 at Newport, Isle of Wight on the 8th July 1912. His record in the register of the Lodge show that he was fully paid up despite his war service. By 1919 he is shown as "Died 8 Nov 1918".

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