Family Card - Person Sheet
Family Card - Person Sheet
NameLemuel Charles BROUGHTON
Birth30 Jan 1878, 6 Sturdy Road, Peckham Rye
Death8 Jun 1953, 14 Walton Road, Lowestoft
FatherRaymond BROUGHTON (1842-1912)
MotherLouisa GARROULD (1846-1913)
Birth27 Feb 1877, 4 North Raglan Street, Lowestoft
Death19 Nov 1953, 45 Norwich Road, Lowestoft
Birth27 Feb 1877
FatherEdmund POMFREY (1843-1911)
MotherMary TIMBERS (1845-1917)
Marriage4 May 1903, Lowestoft Register Office, 43 St. Peter's Street
ChildrenWalter Charles (1905-1987)
 Sidney (1907-2001)
 Raymond (1909-1911)
 Stanley Clifford (1915-1915)
 Mabel (1922-2013)
Notes for Lemuel Charles BROUGHTON
Lemuel Charles Broughton was born on 30th January 1878 at 6 Sturdy Road in Peckham Rye. He was the son of Raymond Broughton (b. 1842) and Louisa Garrould. The family was probably living at 10 Galatea Terrace, Albert Road in Peckham. In 1881 he was aged 3 and living in New Road in Beccles. In 1891 he was aged 13 and working as a rigging sorter in Beccles. He was living with his parents in Ingate Street. In 1901 he was aged 23 and was a seaman on the ship Balmyle anchored at Great Yarmouth's South Quay. He married Daisy Pomfrey on 4th May 1903 at Lowestoft Register Office in 43 St Peter's Street. In 1911 he was working as an engineer's iron planner and living at Church Green, Pakefield. He was living at 1 Laundry Lane and working as an engine fitter. He sailed on HMHS Britannic and served as medical orderly in the first World War at Gallipoli, in Mesopotamia and in India. Lemuel - known as Charles to his family - lived at 14 Walton Road in Lowestoft from around 1920 until his death from a heart attack on 8th June 1953. In 1939 he was listed as a fish packer in the market. He was variously a sailor, engineer and packer in the fish market. He was buried on 11th June 1953 in plot 27/453 in Lowestoft Cemetery.

Cutting from the Lowestoft Journal, May 1953
"Varied life as soldier and sailor"
Mr. And Mrs. L.C. Broughton of 14, Walton Road, were to have celebrated their golden wedding this week, but the illness of Mrs. Broughton has rather upset their programme. They had meant to have the celebration at the home of their daughter, in Horwich, Lancashire, but Mrs. Broughton was unable to undertake the journey.

They were married in Lowestoft on May 4th, 1903. Mr. Broughton’s home has been in Lowestoft, but for some years he did not see much of it. He has been both sailor and soldier. He sailed for some time in the old Lowestoft collier fleet, trading between Lowestoft and the Tyne. His first ship was the brig Mary Stowe, which a few old timers will remember. In 1914 he offered his services anywhere that he could be of use, hoping that he would be accepted as a soldier. His eyesight failed him, however, and his papers were marked "R.A.M.C. only". Disappointed at the time, he was glad later, because of the varied and interesting experiences his service brought him. He was one of the 300 R.A.M.C. men who went in the 50,000-ton hospital ship Britannic on her maiden voyage to Sicily, whence she returned with 3000 sick and wounded. There were on the staff 70 doctors and 80 nurses, and Mr. Broughton was senior orderly.

Later, he served in Gallipoli. At Anzac Cove he was the first Red Cross man to land under hot Turkish fire. He was hailed from the hospital ship and told to show the Red Cross flag. He did so, and at once the Turkish fire ceased. He saw service in Mesopotamia too, and from there was invalided to India, where during three years he had the most interesting experience of his life. He was assistant in a pathological laboratory, working under the direction of Dr. A. Rutherford, the famous pathologist of Edinburgh University. Describing his work in India once in conversation he said he was quite sure he had "done more post mortems" than all the doctors in Lowestoft put together.

Mrs. Broughton was Miss Pomfrey, daughter of a well-known Lowestoft postman.

• 1. 1881 Census. New Road, Beccles. Samuel [sic] C. Broughton. Son. Age 3. Born Peckham Rye, Surrey. • 2. Lowestoft Cemetery Index. Samuel [sic] Charles Broughton. Buried 11 June 1953 aged 76. Died at 14 Walton Road. Pensioner. Buried in plot L/27/453. • 3. Marriage Registers. Charles Lemuel [sic] Broughton: Jun. 1903. 4a. 2032. Mutford. • 4. Birth Registers. Lemuel Charles Broughton: Mar. 1878. 1d. 832. Camberwell. • 5. Kelly's Directories of Lowestoft. Broughton, Lemuel C. 14 Walton Road, Lowestoft. Kelly's 1925, 1927, 1930, 1932, 1934, 1936, 1938, 1948-9, 1952. • 6. 1891 Census. Ingate Street, Beccles. Lemuel Charles Broughton. Aged 13. Rigging sorter. Born London. • 7. 1901 Census. South Quay, Yarmouth, Balmyle S [vessel]. Charles Broughton. AB. Married [sic]. Age 23. Male. Born London. • 8. Birth Certificate. Lemuel Charles Broughton. Born 30 January 1878, 6 Sturdy Road, Peckham Rye. Father: Raymond Broughton, Blacksmith Journeyman, 10 Galatea Terrace, Athens Road [sic - really Albert Road], Peckham. Mother: Louisa Broughton, formerly Garrould. Registration District: Camberwell. • 9. Marriage Certificate. Married 4 May 1903, Register Office, 43 St Peter's Street, Lowestoft. Charles Lemuel Broughton, 25 years, Engine Fitter, 1 Laundry Lane, Lowestoft. Father: Raymond Broughton, Blacksmith. Daisy Pomfrey, 25 years, Milliner, London Road North, Lowestoft. Father: Edmund Pomfrey, Postman (Retired). Witnesses: Sydney Wilton, Violet Elizabeth Foster. Registrar: Albert Crisp. • 10. Death Registers. Broughton, Lemuel Charles. Jun. 1953. 4b. 769. Lothingland. Age 75. • 11. Death Certificate. Lemuel Charles Broughton. Died 8th June 1953, 14 Walton Road, Lowestoft. Age 75. Formerly a Packer (Fish Market). Cause of death: (a) Coronary thrombosis (b) Arteriosclerosis. Informant: W.C. Broughton, Son, present at the death, 11 Sea Road, Felixstowe. Registered 9th June 1953, James G. Warner. • 12. Birth Certificate. Mabel Broughton, born 2nd March 1922, 14 Walton Road, M.D. [, Lowestoft, Mutford District]. Father: Lemuel Charles Broughton, Fish Packer and Army Pensioner. Mother: Daisy Broughton, formerly Pomfrey. Informant: L.C. Broughton, Father, 14 Walton Road, Lowestoft. Registered 7th March, C.E. Allerton, Registrar. • 13. 1939 Register. 14 Walton Road, Lowestoft. Broughton, Lemuel C. Male. 30 Jan 78. Married. Fish Packer on Market.
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