Private Henry Bragg

21 Sep 1944

Henry Bragg, son of George and Jane Bragg, of Egremont, Cumberland, enlisted into the Border Regiment and volunteered for the airborne forces.

Private Bragg was posted to B Company 1st Battalion, the Border Regiment (Airbonre) and took part in Operation Market Garden.

He was reported to have been killed by a German sniper, while operating a Bren gun at the Westerbouwing. According to MoD records he was buried in a collective grave in or near woods. 

Pte Bragg was killed in action on 20 September 1944, aged 21.

He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Groesbeek Memorial to the Missing at the Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery, nr Arnhem.

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