BRINA Isabel Patricia

Category: Military
Regiment or Ship: Woman's Army Auxiliary Corps
Date of Birth: 1892
Place of Birth: Southsea, Hampshire
Address: Nelson House, 103 Windsor Road, Bexhill on Sea

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Family Information

Parents:          Thomas Brina, born 1865 in Wrington, Somerset, and Eliza Brina, nee Gilbert, born 1867 in Burwash, Sussex.  Thomas and Eliza were married in1888 in South Stoneham, Hampshire.


Albina Eliza Brina, born 1889 in Burwash.

Dorothy Fanny Brina, born 1897 in Christchurch, Hampshire.

Thomas was obviously a military man.  In the 1901 census the family were stationed at the Roundway Barracks, Wiltshire, were he was a Staff Sergeant. He died on the January 1947 at Chase Farm Hospital, Enfield, and left his estate of £974-14-8 to Edgar Coles, bookseller.

Isabel married John Catcher in 1918 in the Battle area.

First World War Experience

Nothing is known of Isabel’s war service but the following article appeared in a local Bexhill newspaper:

“The marriage of Sergeant John Catcher, Canadian Scottish, and Miss Isabel Brina, daughter of Mr. and Mrs Brina of 103, Windsor-road, took place at St. Stephen’s Church. The bride was married in her uniform of the W.A.A.C., and both she and the bridegroom were on leave from France.  The bride was given away by her father, and Private Len Bertrand, of the Canadians, was the best man.  The bridegroom’s home is at Lambert, Stirlingshire, and the newly-wedded couple went to Scotland for the honeymoon.  There were many presents.”

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