I am researching Great War names on my local war memorial at Longparish in Hampshire.
One of those named, Private Albert Brackstone, married a young woman from Clive Vale and I wonder whether any of your readers can help trace her descendants.
Daisy Winifred Watling is recorded on the 1911 census as living in View Road, Clive Vale with her parents and eight siblings.
At that time she was working as a postal assistant at the local sub post office. In 1915 at the aged of 20 or 21 she married she married Private Brackstone at Battle. He was
serving in the 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment.
For some reason the couple then moved to Tolworth, Surbiton, Surrey. Private Brackstone returned to the Western Front where he was killed in action in May 1917. He has no known grave and is
commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais.
After four years of widowhood Daisy married a John Ireland in 1921.
Private Brackstone was born in Longparish.
His brother George was also killed in the war.
I am endeavouring to ensure that these men become more than just names carved in stone.
Details I am able to uncover will be displayed at a memorial concert in the village in November. I would be grateful if any of your readers who have knowledge of Daisy, Albert or the family get in touch.