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Born: 20 December 1891, Thackley
Died: 1 July 1916, Somme
Buried: Serre Road Cemetery
Address: 8 Brackendale, Thackley
Parents: Alfred Walter & Sarah, nee Raistrick
Siblings: George, John (Jack), Doris (Dorothy), Frances, Elsie (Elois)
Occupation: Woollen Manufacturer’s apprentice (1911)
Rank: Pte
Rolls of Honour: Holy Trinity, Idle
Regiment: Leeds Pals
Robert Henry Broomhead
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Pte Robert H Broomhead, Leeds Pals, youngest son of Mr Alfred Broomhead of Thackley, has been missing since July 1st. A letter has been received by his brother, Mr Geo Broomhead, from the chaplain, stating that he is afraid Pte Broomhead has been killed in action. The writer adds: “I feel deeply sorry for you. We have lost a lot of splendid men. Your brother was one of the best” Pte Broomhead was educated at the Saltaire Grammar School and before the war was in the employ of his uncles, Messrs Harry and John Raistrick, who run Brackendale Mills, Thackley. Shipley Times & Express 4 August 1916 Pte Robert Broomhead, the younger son of Mr and Mrs Alfred Broomhead of Brackendale, Thackley, who was reported missing after the big Somme offensive in July of last year, is now officially reported killed. Bob was an amiable young man and he was a great favourite with all who knew him. Previous to joining the forces he was learning the business with the firm of J Raistrick and Sons, manufacturers, Brackendale Mills, which is now run by his uncles Mr John Raistrick and Mr Harry Raistrick. Shipley Times & Express 24 August 1917
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