William Broom

Rank Driver
Service No Unknown
Date of Death 01/12/1917
Age 33
Regiment/Service Royal Field Artillery 112th Bty. 24th Bde.
Memorial Cambrai Memorial

William Broom was born in Paddington in 1884 to Benjamin Broom, a driver, and Elizabeth. He had three siblings, Walter (b.1875), Florence (b.1889) and Edith (b.1893). William became a carman delivering mineral waters, whilst his brother Walter became a driver. Florence and Edith became a dressmaker and a milliner’s assistant respectively.

William married Henrietta Mary Pettit on the 17th April 1909 at St Mary’s Church, Paddington. The couple moved to Hammersmith, and later Finchley, and had a son, William Benjamin Walter Broom, and a daughter, Betty Mary Palmer Broom (b.1915). William enlisted with the Royal Field Artillery on the 11th September 1914. He was wounded and missing on the 1st December 1917, and later presumed to have died on that date. 

 

William's parents, Benjamin and Elizabeth Broom