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Ripley Derbyshire
He was the son of Abraham and Catherine Brown of 9 South Terrace Church Street Eastwood Nottinghamshire. He attended Heanor Technical School between 1905 and 1911.
He was a student teacher and later private tutor before obtaining 'an important position under the Midland Railway Company'. (Eastwood & Kimberley Advertiser 10/9/1915)
22 Aug 1915
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Lance Corporal
Brown enlisted at Belper and served with 1/1st Derbyshire Yeomanry. He wrote to parents ' I'm out for work and business though it will be very bloody work indeed. France never saw the terrors of Gallipoli nor ever approached its horrors. I may have no option than to become a sniper but dirty and risky though that work is at times I shall if selected look upon it as my duty and shall execute the sniping to the bitterest points and hope to come through without incident. We're being turned into infantry and although in a cavalryman's opinion it is inferior work we're all determined to cover ourselves with honour at least.'
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