Broadstairs War Memorial WWI Casualty list:

Blacksmith Robert Henry Brenchley
Son of: Henry and Elizabeth Brenchley of Broadstairs, Kent

Husband of: Louisa J. Brenchley of 6 Richborough Villas St Peter’s Park Road, Broadstairs, Kent

Service Number: 156247 – Royal Navy

Unit: H.M.S.Cressy

Date launched 4th December, 1899

Commanding Officer: Capt. R.W. Johnson RN

Date of incident: 22nd September, 1914

Location: North Sea off the Dutch Coast

Cause: Sunk by torpedo from U.9 (Kapitanleutnant Otto Weddigen)

Age: 46yrs

Burial location: Chatham Naval Memorial

Grave Ref: 6

Research courtesy of John T Williams


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