Brabyn Frederick James Ch (4th Class) 89536
Name Brabyn Frederick James
Army number 89536
Rank Chaplain (4th Class)
Decorations M.i.D. 29/11/1945. Territorial Decoration 1950.
Date of birth 1/9/1897 in Medway, Kent.
Age 87 at the time of his death.
Unit Served as Gunner in the Royal Garrison Artillery during World War One and saw service in France. Commissioned in the Royal Army Chaplains Department (Church of England). TARO 15.6.1939. Embodied 24/8/1939. Posted 70th Infantry Brigade, attached 10th Bn DLI 1/9/1939. Served Iceland. Left Battalion and Brigade by March 1942. TARO Chaplain to the Forces from 1943 (Emergency Commission). Commissioned for five years in Royal Army Chaplains Department 1946.
Company/Battery Battalion HQ.
Platoon or other sub-unit Not applicable.
Task or role Chaplain (C.E.).
Joined Brigade 1/9/1939.
Promotions Chaplain Class III - temporary. Chaplain 4th Class 18/11/1946.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 17/9/1984 - Death Notice in The Times.
Home address Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons. Married 2/10/1920 at St Nicholas, Strood, Kent to Sarah Blanche Carlow (1898 - 1979). Attended Bishop's College, Cheshunt 1929. Appointed Deacon 1929. Posted to Chelmsford Church of St John, Stratford 1929 - 1932. Ordained priest 1930. Posted to Chaplain to Missions to Seamen for North West District and Diocese of Manchester 1932 - 1935. Appointed Vicar of St Thomas', Bury, Lancashire 1935 - 1943. Chaplain to the Forces from 1939.
Source table 70BG
Mention in Despatches awarded for services in Italy.
An image of his family headstone is set out below with grateful acknowledgement to the Find-A-Grave Website.