war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper

Service Record Notes


Short Service.
Attestation of
Name - Benjamin James Brand 
Born - In the parish of Chatham, Kent.
Age - 18 years - 10 months.
Trade - Dyers Cleaner.
Description of Benjamin James Brand.
Considered fit - 13th July 1892 - Place Dover.
Service - Royal West Kent Regiment.
Campaigns - S. Africa - 1900-02.
Medals - Kings S. Africa clasps - 1901-1902.
Next of kin. Father B. J. Brand, 12 St. John's Place. Mother E. Brand Snargate Street, Dover.
Christian & Surname of woman to whom married.
Agnes Taylor (spinster) Glasgow. St. Vincent R.C. Church. 14-8-99.
Name and address of next of kin - Wife Mrs Agnes Brand, with husband.
Regimental Defaulter Book.
Regiment Number and Name 3396 - West Kent - Benjamin Jas Brand - 21st R.W. Kent.  
Attested 13 July 1892 - Joined 14 July.
Dublin - 3.9.96. Pte. Making use of profound and obscene language in a public street. Reported by civil police - Fined 5/-. By whom - Civil power.
Certificate of Conviction.
Pursuant to Army Acts 1881.
County of the City of Dublin.
Search being made amongst the Records of this Court, I certify that one Benjamin J. Brand was, on the 3rd day of September in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Ninety Six, duly convicted before George Keys Esq., one of the Justices of the said Police District, for that on the 3rd day of in the Year aforesaid, at Sackville Street, in said District, he the said Benjamin J. Brand did in a public place make use of profane and obscene language to the annoyance of the inhabitants.
Troop, Battery, and Company Defaulter Book.
Appointed L/Cpl. 21-12-95.
Dublin - 1 July 96 - Overstaying his perm pass from 12?? till 9a.m. 2nd Inst. Punishment - Depd L/Cp stripe.
Appointed Lce Corporal 20 December 95.
Dep of Lce Corporal stripe - Private - 3rd July 96.
Mrs Brand
No. 178 Clarendon Place
October 1st 1906.
Dear Sir,
Would you please send me the address of my son Pte. Benjamin James Brand, late of Second Royal West Kent Regiment, number 3396.
I have been seriously ill and would like to write to him.
You will greatly oblige
Mrs Brand.

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