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Hucknall Torkard Nottinghamshire
He was the son of Samuel and Ruth Brown and the brother of Thirza Brown and Ruth (née Brown) Thompson. In 1911 they lived at 61 West Terrcae Hucknall Torkard Nottinghamshire.
He was a framework knitter.
08 Jun 1917
25
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Private
7th Bn South Staffordshire Regiment
Private Walter Leverton Brown enlisted in Derby and served with the 7th battalion South Staffordshire Regiment. He was killed in action on 8th June 1917, he has no known grave, his name is commemorated on the Menin Gate Panel 35 and 37 at Ypres.
His wife Lilian Brown was buried in Hucknall Cemetery on 4th August 1917. She had died of tuberculosis on 31st July 1917, weeks after her husband's death in action. “Another death with an element of sadness in the circumstances has occurred at Hucknall. We refer to Mrs. Walter Brown (nee Miss Lilian King). It is only a few weeks since we notified in our columns that her husband had been killed in France whilst fighting for freedom. At the time his sacrifice was offered, the life of his wife was ebbing away. They were married just before the outbreak of war, and practically since then her health has been far from satisfactory. Her position has been critical for some weeks, and when the sad tidings concerning her husband came to hand she had no wish to linger long in this world. Her wish was soon fulfilled, and last Saturday [4th August 1917] she was laid in her narrow bed at the cemetery.” Above article was published on 9th August 1917 in the Hucknall Dispatch newspaper and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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