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John William Brown was born in 1894 the son of William a frame work knitter and Lizzie Brown née Robinson of 9 Saxon Place, Alfred Street, Nottingham. His brother, Private Percy Brown, 10th Bn Sherwood Foresters, was killed on 31 February 1917 aged 19 (Theipval Memorial). William was born in 1869 at Nottingham, Lizzie Robinson was born in 1869 at Leicester, married in 1892 at Nottingham, they had 3 children, sadly 1 died in infancy or early childhood. In 1911 the family are living at 9 Saxon Place, Alfred Street North, Nottingham, William is 42 yrs and a frame work knitter, John William Brown is 17 yrs and a book binder, Percy 13 yrs is a scholar.
He was a book binder
26 Sep 1917
843325 - CWGC Website
2/6th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private John William Brown enlisted at Nottingham, He was killed in action on 26th September 1917 aged 23, during the attack near Vlamertinghe, Belgium. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial (Panel 99 to 102 and 162 to 162A.)
His brother Private Percy Brown, enlisted at Nottingham, he served with 10th Battalion Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment, he was killed in action on 13th February 1917 having no known grave his name is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.
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