6583 Private Edward James Brightmore.

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1st Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment.

Awarded the Military Medal in the London Gazette of 21 September 1916.

From the Burnley Express of 4 October 1916, Bandsman's Medal. In the official lists published in the Express a week ago as to Military Medals, appeared the name of 6583 Bandsman E.J. Brightmore, East Lancashire Regiment. We now learn that Bandsman Brightmore is a Burnley man and he is the son of the late Mr. W. Brightmore, of the old 59th Foot (afterwards the 2nd East Lancashire Regiment). Bandsman Brightmore, whose mother now resides in Portsmouth was awarded the medal for "gallant conduct on 1 July 1916". He has two brothers serving, the eldest being W. Brightmore, Company-Sergeant-Major in the Leinster Regiment, and S. Brightmore, Drummer in the East Lancashire Regiment. A third brother, 8268 Private Sydney Brightmore, 6th East Lancashire Regiment, was killed in action in Mesopotamia on the 30 April 1917. He was born at Lambeth, London and enlisted at Portsmouth, Hampshire. The family home is at 14, Buckingham Place, Lake Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, but for some time the family resided and were well known in the Burnley area.

Mentioned on pages 66 and 71 of the Regimental History.