Braisher, Frank William (Frank)
No. 5343796, 5th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment
Died on active service on Friday 16 February 1945 (aged 29)
Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany (Grave 57. A. 7)
Bangor and District War Memorial
First Bangor Presbyterian Church
Frank William Braisher’s birth was registered in the third quarter of 1915 in London and he was a son of Frank William Braisher and Alice Maud Braisher (nee Ellen). He was a grandson of Abraham and Ellen Braisher who lived at 12 Weimar Street, Putney and who had two sons – George (born around 1888) and Frank William (born around 1891). Frank William Braisher Senior lived in Wandsworth, London where he worked as a carpenter. On 31 May 1914 he and Alice Maud Ellen, a daughter of William John Ellen, were married in the Church of St. John the Evangelist in Putney.
Frank William Braisher Junior was a soldier when he and Kathleen Florence Murray (daughter of John Murray, a labourer) were married on 12 July 1943 in First Bangor Presbyterian Church. During the Second World War Private Frank Braisher (No. 5343796) served with the 5th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment and he was 29 when he died on 16 February 1945 during the Allied invasion of Nazi Germany. He was buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany and there is an inscription on his CWGC headstone:
GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN,
SWEET THOUGHTS SHALL EVER LINGER
WHERE THOU ART LAID
Private Frank William Braisher (No. 5343796) is commemorated on Bangor and District War Memorial and in First Bangor Presbyterian Church. His father was 74 years old when he died in London in 1965.