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James Herbert Brading Name : James Herbert Brading

Son of Thomas Brading and Emily Jane Brading (née Broadhurst), of Ventnor, Isle of Wight.

Born November 1892, Ventnor

James Herbert Brading emigrated to Canada in 1909. He returned to England, then sailed to Canada once more on the s.s. Ausonia in 1911, arriving Québec 26 May 1911.

His wife's name was Coral but her maiden name is not yet known. She was from Meadow Creek, Alberta.
  Census information :

1901 : Thomas and Emily Brading, with their children including James aged 8, are at Broadhurst, Grove Road, Ventnor. Thomas Brading is a Builder and Undertaker.

1911 (2nd April) English Census : Thomas and Emily Brading, with their children including James aged 18, are at Broadhurst, Grove Road, Ventnor. Thomas Brading is a Builder and Undertaker, James Brading is a Builder's Apprentice.

1911 (June) Canadian Census : James Brading, aged 18, single, is a Lodger at an Hotel run by the Atkins family in MacLeod, Alberta. James Brading is a Carpenter.

  Service Details :

Pte 552246 James Herbert Brading, 10th Bn Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment)

Canadian records give his date of birth as 7 November 1891 [sic], and he enlisted on 3 February 1915.

His Burial record indicates that he died of wounds received in action, and he was initally buried near Roclincourt, and was re-buried at Nine Elms British Cemetery.

His next of kin are given as :

Thomas Brading, Grove Road, Ventnor, Isle of Wight

Mrs H. Cartwright (wife, remarried), PO Box 422, Preston, Idaho, U.S.A.
  Casualty Details :

Died 9 April 1917, aged 24

Buried at Nine Elms Military Cemetery, Thelus, Pas-de-Calais, France

CWGC Record
Veteran Affairs Canada record (includes photograph)
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Ventnor War Memorial
Sandown High School War Memorial
County War Memorial
  Documents :

James Herbert Brading with wife / fiancée

James Herbert Brading with wife / fiancée

Image courtesy of Veteran Affairs Canada records (photo by Porter of Ventnor)
  Newspaper cuttings :


Friday, May 4, 1917 Page 1

We regret to hear that Pte. J. Brading, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Brading, has been wounded in action. The anxiety of the family is further increased owing to the fact that no news has been received for some time from another son, Frank Brading (formerly in the Town Council Office,) who has been in the recent fighting in the Holy Land.

Friday, May 18, 1917 Page 2

Another Ventnor Man Killed in Action.

The war has cast the shadow of death over another Ventnor home. A fortnight ago we announced that information had been received by Mr. Councillor and Mrs. T. Brading that their third son, Trooper J.H. Brading, 10th Canadian Battalion, had been wounded in action. Yesterday the worst fears were realised when news came that he had been killed. Trooper Brading went to Canada a few years ago and soon after the outbreak of war joined the Canadian Army. He married a Canadian lady, who is now staying at his home in Ventnor. The deepest sympathy will be extended to the family on their bereavement. Mr. and Mrs. Brading have three other sons serving King and country. Mr. Brading has received the following notification from the Records Office of the Overseas Military Forces of Canada; Dear Sir, - with reference to my previous notification relating to Pte. J.H. Brading, 10th Battalion Canadians, who was reported wounded on April 9th, 1917, it is now my painful duty to inform you that the report has now been officially amended to read that this soldier was killed in action on April 9th, and I am to express to you the sympathy and regret of the Military Council at your loss. Pte. Brading had been in Canada for about five years. He was 24 years of age, and before emigrating was engaged in his father's business. Mr. Brading has also been informed that his son, Pte. Frank Brading, 3rd County of London Yeomanry, has been admitted into hospital in Egypt suffering from gunshot wounds in the shoulders. He was wounded on April 21st. Pte. Frank Brading before enlisting was articled to Mr. W. Tozer, (*) the late Town Clerk, in the Ventnor District Council office.

(*) William Tozer died in 1916 while serving with the 1/5th Hants Howitzer Battery, Royal Field Artillery.


Friday, May 25, 1917 Page 2

Special Meeting of the Ventnor District Council.
The Chairman, speaking with emotion, said that before they went on with the business he was sure they would desire to take the earliest opportunity of passing a vote of sympathy with the Vice-Chairman in the severe loss he had suffered owing to the death of his son. At the last meeting it was mentioned that Pte. Brading had been wounded, and they now heard that he had been killed. Nothing would compensate the family for the great loss they had suffered. The vote was carried in the usual way.
Mr. Brading acknowledged the vote in tones of the deepest feeling. He thanked the Council for their sympathy, and said his son was only one of many thousands who had died for their King and Country.
(Not all the report has been transcribed)
  Acknowledgents :

Janet Griffin for newspaper research
  Page status :
Page last updated : 15 July 2013 (added further newspaper report)


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