Bree, Aubrey

Aubrey  

Bree

- 1973
Rank Private
Service no.25634
Regiment Machine Gun Corps

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About
Aubrey
Bree

The War Memorial at Daventry in Northamptonshire also includes two more of the Bree family members.

John & Hannah Bree in Daventry had three sons, John born in 1848, William born in 1850 and Harry born in 1858, although Harry lost 3 sons, his brothers also suffered losses in the War.

Twin brother Aubrey was luckier as he survived the war. However, he was a prisoner of war. He was captured on 10th July 1917 in Nieuport in Belgium. On 22/8/1917 the War Office Listed Aubrey as missing. Later on 24/10/1917 the War Office List advised ‘previously reported as missing now reported Prisoner of War in German hands.’ Finally, on 16/1/1919 the War Office confirmed the good news ‘Released Prisoner of War from Germany, arrived in England.’He was to marry Lizzie Bosworth in 1919, she gave birth to their first child, Arthur in 1920, named after his twin brother. By 1939 Arthur was in the Regular Army. Aubrey died in 1973 in Brixworth, Northamptonshire.

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