BRETT, Harold Frederick

1891 - 1974

Born at Ipswich on 19 April 1891, eldest child of Frederick Charles Brett, a printer’s compositor, and his wife Alice née Leathers, who married at Ipswich in 1887. In 1901, a 9 year old living at 3 Foxhall Villas, Foxhall Road, Ipswich with his parents, 35 year old Frederick, born Stowmarket, Suffolk and 34 year old Alice, born Diss, Norfolk with four, of seven, siblings. In 1911 the family had moved to Cambridge Villa, Rushmere Road, Ipswich when young Harold was a student at Ipswich School of Art. At the commencement of the First World War he enlisted on 15 November 1914, at Esquimalt, British Columbia and served in the Canadian Medical Corps in France from 1915 and won the Military Medal. He exhibited two war drawings at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in 1918 'Views of Voormezeele, Belgium' and 'Bedford House, Ypres', from Swanton Villa, Stradbroke Road, Ipswich. He married Annie and had one son and died at North Walsham, Norfolk in 1974.