BRACEY, Victor Charles Edlesten

Second Lieutenant, Royal Flying Corps.

Born

January 1898.
Son of William Edlesten Bracey M.R.C.S. and Florence Marion Bracey of Uplands, Wedmore, Cheddar.

Education

St. Peters School, Weston Super Mare.
Blundell’s School, “Old House”, from the age of 13 September 1911 - Easter 1915. He played in the Cricket XI, his character reading “VCEB – A much improved player. Rather timid and lets the ball hit the bat at times but has some very powerful shots on the off-side, especially past extra cover. Variable on the leg side but when batting well, times the ball cleverly and gets it well away. As a fielder does not watch the ball enough. Has taken some wickets on occasions.”

Service

He received his commission in the RFC in February 1917, and his “wings” in July 1917.

Death

23rd September 1917, aged 19.
Accidentally killed whilst flying in Hampshire.

Burial/Commemoration

Wedmore (St. Mary Magdalene) Churchyard and Extension, Somerset.

Research

Commonwealth War Graves Commission - www.cwgc.org
Public Record Office, National Archives, Kew WO339/ and Medal Rolls: WO372/
“The Blundellian” July 1914 p 117
“The Register of Blundell's School, Part II 1882 – 1932” (1932) MAHOOD, A.S., Ed. Entry No. 5473

 

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