BROTHERHOOD, William

Gunner William Brotherhood
188764 150th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery

William Brotherhood was born in 1896 at Ilkeston, son of William Brotherhood a wall paper dealer born Eastwood and his wife Clara nee Groves born Witney, Oxfordshire. In 1901 the family were living in central Ilkeston on Bath Street but by 1911 had moved to High Street, Hucknall. William had brothers and sisters Sybil, Frank, Ethel and Harry.

He attested initially with the Sherwood Foresters in 1916, aged 19 years, giving his address as New Westwood and occupation as miner.  His next of kin was his mother Clara who lived at 21, Annesley Road, Hucknall. He was 5′ 7″ tall with fair hair and grey/brown eyes and had a scar on the index finger of his right hand. He was mobilized on 4th January 1918, joining the British Expeditionary Force en-route for France on 6th April 1918. He was recipient of the British War and Victory medals.