Private Ernest W. Brigden

Private Ernest W. Brigden was serving with the¬†Worcestershire Regiment when he was killed action in November 1914, aged 22. His family had lived in the Crays (Bromley) for some years and then Swanley for 6 years.   Information sourced from the Bromley & District Times 1914-1920 Researched using the FREE database at

Guardsman James Williams

James Williams was the son of Mr & Mrs Frank Williams of 4 Lily Cottages Swanley, Kent, and brother to Mr W Williams who was assistant steward of Swanley Junction Working Men’s Club and Institute. His father had served 21 years in the British Army, for some years with the Grenadier Guards and served through the Egyptian campaign in 1882. As an Army Reservist he went to Canada between 1910-11.¬† He married Miss Emma Brittain (formally Williams), of Swanley in 1912 in Canada, where they moved to Ontario. James had…