They Also Served

THE THREE MEN described in this chapter are known to have a connection with Melton due to their being named in Booth’s Almanack for 1915 and 1916. In the case of Gordon Branton, he is also remembered on the War Memorial in St Andrew’s Churchyard. Aside from this however, no evidence was discovered during the research for this text as to what the link between them and the village was specifically. They could be related to villagers, their wives and families may have moved into Melton while their husbands were at war or, they could have worked in the village or St Audry’s Hospital. While we may never know what their exact tie is, they are part of the history of a wartime Melton and thus, their stories are included here.

Click on their names for their stories:

Gordon Branton

Ernest Fraser

Percy Gifford