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|5th January 2004||Other 24th. Bromheads|
By Alan Critchley
I notice that there are several other Bromheads who were in the 24th. Anyone know if Gonville is related to any of them?
Capt. (1756) Benjamin Bromhead
Lt. (1757) John Bromhead
Capt. (1799) John Bromhead
Lt. Col. (1891) Charles John Bromhead
Also, is Teignmouth Melvill VC related to
Lt. (1898) Teignmouth Philip Melvill
|6th January 2004||David Glynne Fox|
I believe I can answer one of your queries for you. Lt.Col.1891 Charles John Bromhead is Gonville's older brother. Charles served in the Zulu war and is buried at Thurlby Hall churchyard, Lincolnshire. His tunic is lodged with the Magnus School in Newark, Notts. At the time of the Zulu campaign, Charles was a Brevet Major with the 2/24th and recieved the campaign medal with 1879 clasp. I know this is not much but I hope it helps in some small way. Regards
|6th January 2004||Alun Jones|
Gonville had 3 brothers.
Edward Bromhead a Captain in the 4th Kings Rgt.
Sir Benjamin Parnell Bromhead a Majorin the 22nd Bengal Native Infantry & Bengal Staff he became the 4th Baron when his father died.
and Charles James Bromhead a Captain & Brevet-Major 24th Foot. All were older than Gonville, oh and he had 6 sisters as well.
hope this helps
|7th January 2004||PETE MARSHALL|
CAPTAIN, 31/10/1799, JOHN BROMHEAD, LATER COL. & COMMANDER OF THE BATH, IS RELATED TO GB.
ORIGINAL INFO: M EVERETT, RRW MUSEUM.