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Archibald Henry Brasnett

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Royal Navy  


Petty Officer stoker K/5384, died 22/02/1919. aged 29.

Served aboard H.M.S. Mallow.  Buried at sea.

Commemorated Portsmouth Naval Memorial. Panel 32.

Also in Commemorated in the parish church of all saints Runhall Norfolk.


Died from disease Ptomaine poisoning  = food poisoning.

Son of the late Mr and Mrs F. G. Brasnett of Runhill Attleborough Norfolk.

Connection to Barny,  Uncle Mr A H Brasnett Barney Guist Norfolk.

Also Archibald, was a grocer and draper.

This is the address, he gave as next of kin, as his parents had died before him.

He left his estate to his sister Hilda Who lived at The Limes Melton constable.

£185 13 shillings and 11 pence.


Fredrick George Brasnett 1854 - 1909. Millar, baker and Grocer.

Laura (Glasspool) Brasnett 1857 -1895.




Muriel Alice L Brasnett  1885 – 1899

Hilda L G Brasnett  1889 – 1942

Owen Fredrick Brasnett 1891 – 1970

John Clarke (Jack) Brasnett  1892 – 1916  (See next Article).

Hedley George Brasnett  1895 - 1989




H.M.S. Mallow.


During WW1 the sloop was tasked primarily with minesweeping. In 1918, Mallow rescued the passengers of the French Mailboat Djemnah, including future acting Governor-General of Madagascar, Joseph Guyon, after the mailboat was torpedoed by a German U-boat. Mallow later received letters of commendation from the Admiralty and Guyon.


The sloop was transferred to the Royal Australian Navy in 1919 decommissioned on 20 November 1925 and sunk as a target on 24th April 1935 off Sydney.