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PostSubject: Trumpet Major 522 William Bratby 1st Dragoon Guards Scotlands State Trumpeter   Trumpet Major 522 William Bratby 1st Dragoon Guards Scotlands State Trumpeter EmptyThu Sep 22, 2022 6:37 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Trumpet Major 522 William Bratby 1st Dragoon Guards Scotlands State Trumpeter   Trumpet Major 522 William Bratby 1st Dragoon Guards Scotlands State Trumpeter EmptyWed Jul 12, 2023 5:12 am

Hi, is there anymore information about this William Bratby?
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PostSubject: Re: Trumpet Major 522 William Bratby 1st Dragoon Guards Scotlands State Trumpeter   Trumpet Major 522 William Bratby 1st Dragoon Guards Scotlands State Trumpeter EmptyWed Jul 12, 2023 7:28 am

Hi All,
William Bratby born 1847 Piershill Edinburgh, Attested 12 Nov 1862 age 15, 1871 stationed Newbridge Ireland, to S Africa on the transport Spain 24 Feb 1879, Natal 10 April 1879, Utrecht 29 sept 1879, Transvaal 8 July 1880, to UK 5 march 1881. Zulu War no mention of first boer war but was in the Transvaal at the time. Married Margaret Graham 15 March 1877. 1881 Census at Fathers in Law Upper Kidston Cottage Peebles, M to Margaret 1 son, he is listed as a Soldier. Discharged 15 Jan 1884 at Gosport 22 yrs. Zulu 79 and LSGC medals. 1891 census Robertson Place, 4 South Leith, St Andrew, Edinburgh, he is Servitor Edinburgh Uni, m to Margeret 1 son, 1901 census 14 Brunswick Road Edinburgh, he is State Musician, m to Margaret.
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PostSubject: Re: Trumpet Major 522 William Bratby 1st Dragoon Guards Scotlands State Trumpeter   Trumpet Major 522 William Bratby 1st Dragoon Guards Scotlands State Trumpeter EmptyWed Jul 26, 2023 4:08 pm

Hi Rai,

Thank you so much for this information. He is a far relative of my deceased husband and I’m interested in his life as I have inherited some military war medals.
Could you please tell me where you got this information.
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PostSubject: Re: Trumpet Major 522 William Bratby 1st Dragoon Guards Scotlands State Trumpeter   Trumpet Major 522 William Bratby 1st Dragoon Guards Scotlands State Trumpeter EmptyTue Oct 10, 2023 6:18 pm

For sale on Saleroom site. Estimate £1500 to £2000

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Three: Trumpet-Major William Bratby, 1st King’s Dragoon Guards, later ‘Queen’s Trumpeter’ and Scotland State Trumpeter

South Africa 1877-79, 1 clasp, 1879 (522. Tpt. Maj: W. Bratby. 1st Dragn. Gds.); Jubilee 1897, silver (Wm. Bratby, Queen’s Trumpeter. Late K.D.G.) naming privately impressed in neat small capitals; Army L.S. & G.C., V.R., 3rd issue, small letter reverse (522. Sgt. Tptr. W. Bratby. 1st Dn. Gds.) each fitted with individual ornately floral engraved silver ribbon brooch as worn, light contact marks, otherwise good very fine (3) £1,500-£2,000

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William Bratby was born in May 1847 at Piershill, Edinburgh, and attested for the 1st Dragoon Guards at Canterbury on 12 November 1862, aged 15 years 6 months, ‘for the purpose of being trained as a Trumpeter or Musician’. He was promoted Trumpeter in January 1864, and appointed Trumpet Major in May 1877, continuing in that rank until his discharge at Gosport on 15 January 1884. He served abroad in South Africa from 27 February 1879 to 5 March 1881, and in India from 27 February 1882 to 27 December 1883, the remainder at home. His discharge papers confirm ‘South African 1879. Medal for Long Service & Good Conduct. He married Margaret Graham on 15 March 1877. The Census of 1891 shows him living in Edinburgh employed as a servator at Edinburgh University, and in the 1901 Census, still living in Edinburgh, employed as a ‘State Musician’.

The following newspaper announcement appeared following his death:
‘Death of a State Trumpeter for Scotland. Mr. William Bratby, one of the State Trumpeters for Scotland, has died at his residence in Marchmont Crescent, Edinburgh. Previous to coming to Edinburgh Mr. Bratby was trumpet major of the 1st King’s Dragoon Guards. He was present at the Zulu War in 1879, and also at the first Boer War in 1881. In the beginning of 1892 he was appointed a State Trumpeter for Scotland. For twenty-eight years he acted as a servitor in Edinburgh University.’

Sold with the following related family medals:
British War Medal 1914-20 (Ply. 10242 Pte. W. Bratby. R.M.L.I.); Victory Medal 1914-19 (7828 Pte. J. Thomson. K.O. Sco. Bord.) extremely fine
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