Pepper, William Bramwell

Pepper, William Bramwell

Captain

3rd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery

Killed in action on 4 August 1916 (aged 32)

Buried:

Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz, Somme, France (Grave I. A. 32)

Commemorated:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Credence Table in Helen’s Bay Church of Ireland Church (St John Baptist)

BIOGRAPHY

Captain William Bramwell Pepper was a son of Lieutenant Colonel G.N. and Mrs Pepper of Salisbury, Wiltshire.

During the Great War, Captain William Bramwell Pepper served with the 3rd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery and, for a time, was stationed at Grey Point Fort, Helen’s Bay.

Captain William Bramwell Pepper was 32 when he was killed in action on 4 August 1916 during the Battle of the Somme and he was buried in Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz, Somme, France.  There is an inscription on his CWGC headstone:

GOD MAKE US WORTHY

OF HIS SACRIFICE

Major J.W. Pepper of The Avenue, Milford Hill, Salisbury, Wiltshire was the family point of contact for the CWGC.

Captain William Bramwell Pepper is commemorated on the Credence Table in Helen’s Bay Church of Ireland Church (St John Baptist):

THIS

CREDENCE TABLE WAS

ERECTED BY MAJOR F G HILL QC RGA

SEPTEMBER 1914 TO JULY 1919

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF THE

OFFICERS WHO SERVED UNDER HIM AT GREY POINT

BATTERY AND GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR KING

AND COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR

ROYAL GARRISON ARTILLERY

CAPT W B PEPPER LIEUT C D D SWAIN

LIEUT D O’RORKE ALSO LIEUT C V DARNELL

LIEUT L H McKISACK ATTACHED RFC

ATTACHED INFANTRY OFFICERS

CAPT W A VERSCHOLE ROYAL IRISH FUSILIERS

LIEUT O B MACAUSLAND INDIAN ARMY

LIEUT W LA NAUZE ROYAL IRISH RIFLES