The War Graves of Ystradgynlais

Howard Bratton

Howard Bratton of Colbren served with the Royal Army Service Corps and was killed in the King David Hotel bombing in Jerusalem in July 1946.

The information on Howard Bratton has been compiled from a number of sources, including the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, from the South Wales Voice newspaper, and the Parish Burial Register (courtesy of the Swansea Archives).

NameHoward Bratton
Date of Death22nd July 1946
Place of DeathKing David Hotel bombing, Jerusalem
Age at Death19
Unit and RegimentRoyal Army Service Corps
RankPrivate
Service NumberS⁄14030675
Cemetery  RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY - ISRAEL; 7. J. 9. 
Local MemorialsMaesydderwen Roll of Honour
Ystradgynlais War Memorial
NotesSon of George Henry and Margaret Bratton of Colbren, Glamorgan.

From the South Wales Voice newspaper, 27th July 1946 :-

COLBREN BOY KILLED IN JERUSALEM
Among the killed in the dastardly outrage in Jerusalem on Monday, is Private Howard Bratton RASC, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Bratton of 9, Dulais Avenue, Colbren. An old pupil of Maesydderwen County School, Howard had spent some months at Aberystwyth Agricultural College before being called to the Army about 12 months ago. He had been in the Middle East for only about 3 months.

Read about the King David Hotel bombing, Jerusalem at Wikipedia.




 

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