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A tribute to Lt. Edmund de Gonville Broomhead by Oasis Academy Wintringham

Date added: 7 Jun 2015

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Oasis Academy Wintringham

Schools Waterloo 200
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Dear Family and Friends, As a way remembering those that fought at Waterloo in June 1815 including $personFirstName$, our school has created a page within the $bookTitle$. Please contribute by adding your thoughts, messages, photographs or even videos about this soldier. Add your insight or expertise to help build and lock-in our knowledge about this person, simply go to: $findPersonLink$. and make your contribution too. Thank you,

Lt Gonville Bromhead (or Broomhead) was raised in Thurlby South Lincolnshire, near Bourne off the modern day A15. He is part of a family with long military traditions. His father fought with Wolfe at Quebec (Canada) and his son fought at Rorke's Drift in the Zulu wars of 1872 (winning the VC). He became a lieutenant in March 1809 and eventually rose to the rank of Major. The Bromhead family are a Baronetcy and live at Thurlby Hall. Edmund and other family members are buried at St. Firmin's Church in Thurlby!  (see below)

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