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About William Henry (Harry) Brown

Date of Birth
Q3 1895

Service Number
18/1347

Birth Place
Staindrop, Durham, England

Date of Death
1 July, 1916 21y Reported missing 1 - 4 July, 1916

Place of Death
France

Burial
Thiepval Memorial, France

Relationships

Parents
Edmund Brown born abt 1852 and Elizabeth (Sayer) Brown born abt 1855 Married Q4 1874 Teesdale, Durham, England

Siblings
John William born abt 1876, Lilly born abt 1880, Albert born abt 1882, Frederick born abt 1885, Arthur Edmund born abt 1887, George Alfred born abt 1889, Margaret Elizabeth born abt 1893

Career

Service
Army

Unit
18th Durham Light Infantry Enlisted Cocken Hall, Fencehouses 1 February, 1915

Rank
Private

Enlisted Address
West Terrace, Staindrop, Durham, England

Medals
British War Medal and Victory Medal

Silver Badge
No

Service Record
Yes

Civilian Employment
1911 General farm labourer 1915 Farm worker

Campaigns
1915-1916 France

Additional Information

Census Information
1901 South Side, Staindrop, Durham, England 1911 West End, Staindrop, Durham, England

Sources
Staindrop Roll of Honour, Ancestry, Find My Past, Family Search, Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Notes
Staindrop Parish Messenger September, 1916 "Harry, son of Edmund Brown is reported missing. The uncertainty of this makes it a heavy burden for his relations and friends; we hope and pray that a happy solution may be forthcoming, and that he may be reported as alive, even as a prisoner."

- Research by DB