Born: Wilfred`s birth was registered Quarter 2 1896 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. However on the 1939 Register his date of birth is 25 April 1895.
Family: He was the eldest of seven children born to Thomas Ernest Brayn, an ironfounder`s carter, and his wife Sarah Ann (nee Purcell). He married Lizzie Matthews Quarter 2 1918 in the Atcham Registration District, Shropshire. The couple had two children, William and Richard.
Residence: On the 1901 and 1911 Censuses he was living with his parents in Railway Inn Yard, Station Road, Whitchurch, Shropshire. The address given for him on the Spring 1919 Absent Voters List was 37 Worthington Street which was the home of his parents, but on his pension record for 1919 his address is shown as 2 Upton Magna, Shrewsbury, Shropshire. By 1939 he and his family were living at 2 Riverdale Council Houses, Wellington, Shropshire.
Employment: In 1911 he was working as a grocer`s porter. By 1939 he was a road length man working for Shropshire County Council.
Died: Quarter 1 1960 in Wellington, Shropshire, aged 63.
Regiment: Labour Corps (previously Machine Gun Corps)
Service Number: 502557 (previously 27192)
Date of Enlistment: Not known
Date of Discharge: 22 March 1919
Reason for Discharge: Not known
Other Information: Wilfred received a gunshot wound to the stomach and was deemed to have a 20% degree of disability. His brother, Charles Alfred, also served in WW1 in the Labour Corps 452530.