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Nottingham
Father: George Henry Brown, born in 1867 in Nottingham and working as a general labourer. Mother: Mary Elizabeth Brown, born in 1868 at Nottingham and working as a machinist. Brother: Ernest, born in 1902 in Nottingham. Sisters: Elsie, born in 1890 in Nottingham and working as a lace mender and Ethel, born in 1902 in Nottingham. The family lived at 11 Rishton Terrace, Twells Road, Nottingham before moving to 40 Duncombe Street, St. Ann's Well Road, Nottingham.
12 Apr 1918
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875022 - CWGC Website
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Private
9th Bn Highland Light Infantry
Pte. Brown was called up for service and initially joined the Sherwood Foresters with No. 17/29853 before being posted to the Highland Light Infantry. The battalion was involved in heavy fighting round the village of Neuve Eglise during the German offensive Operation Georgette of April 1918. Put under heavy pressure by the German attack, the battalion was finally forced to withdraw, having suffered 300 casualties, including Pte. Brown who was killed in action. His body was never recovered but his name was commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial.
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