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Frederick Cyrus Braby

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Frederick Cyrus Braby (1897-1983) M.C., B.Sc. (Manchester), M. I.Mech.E.

He was Frederick Braby's grandson.

1897 He was the child of Cyrus and Ada Braby, born on 1st May 1897.[1][2][3]

Apprenticed, Browett, Lindley & Co., Ltd., and Metropolitan-Vickers, Ltd.

1915 Commission in the Army 8th July 1915 as 2nd Lieutenant from the Inns of Court Officers Training Corps.[4]

c1918 Awarded the Military Cross during The Great War:- "Lieutenant Frederick Cyrus Braby, Lancashire Fusiliers. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during a determined enemy attack under intense machine-gun fire. He collected all men in the vicinity and organised a successful defence. He checked and inflicted considerable casualties on the enemy, handling his men with skill and courage. Later in the day, he did good service in carrying important messages through heavy machine-gun fire to the rearguard."[5]

1922 He voyaged in 1922, travelling to New York, USA, aboard the White Star Line SS Celtic - departed Liverpool 9th September 1922 - ship's passenger list records his home address as Slynfolde, Grange Road, Sutton, Surrey; and his occupation as a Mechanical Engineer.[6]

1931 He married Margaret Isabel Marshall (b. 6th February 1899)[7][8]

1934-8 Chairman, Galvanised Tank Mfrs. Assocn.

1937-8 A Vice-President, Eng. & Allied Employers, London District Assocn.

1937 He travelled to New York, USA, aboard the White Star Line SS Olympic - departed Southampton 27th April 1937 - ship's passenger list records his home address as Waylands, Meadow Way, Farnborough, Kent; and his occupation as Director.[9]

1939 London General Manager and Director, Fredk. Braby & Co., Ltd., 360, Euston Road, London, N.W.1., and Ida Works, Deptford. Private address: Waylands, Meadow Way, Farnborough, Kent. Age: 41.

Chairman Galvanizing Committee and Member of Council, of British Non-Ferrous Metals Research Association.

He died in 1983.

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Sources of Information

  1. General Registry Office Births Indexes – 1897 June Quarter Epsom Registration District Volume 2a Page 14.
  2. The National Archives - 1939 National Registration Index - Ref RG101/1269B/014/37 Letter Code: CKER – Schedule 162.
  3. General Registry Office Deaths Indexes – 1983 September Quarter Hastings/Rother Registration District Volume 18 Page 0791.
  4. London Gazette – 9 July 1915 Page 6708
  5. Supplement to the London Gazette 26 July, 1918. Page 8779.
  6. The National Archives - Passenger Lists leaving UK 1890-1960 – ref. BT27
  7. The National Archives - 1939 National Registration Index - Ref RG101/1269B/014/37 Letter Code: CKER – Schedule 162.
  8. General Registry Office Marriages Indexes – 1931 June Quarter Epsom Registration District Volume 2a Page 91.
  9. The National Archives - Passenger Lists leaving UK 1890-1960 – ref. BT27