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Harry Browitt was the son of Henry Browitt and Eliza Brittan who married in Nottingham in 1882. They had eight children, four of whom were alive at the time of the 1911 census. These were: Eliza Ann [Annie] (b.1884), John Henry (b.1886), Elizabeth (b.1892) and Harry (b.1899). In 1891 the family were living at 15 Midlothian Terrace, Radford. They don’t appear to be listed in the 1901 census. However the home address given for Harry Browitt’s christening at Nottingham St John’s in 1899 reads ‘7 Queen’s Square.’ In 1911 the Browitts were residing at 27 Brushfield Street, Hyson Green. Eliza Browitt died, aged 59 in 1917. In 1917 Harry Browitt gave his home address to the Army as 16 Player Street and this same address featured in all the Army’s subsequent correspondence with his father. Henry Browitt, who worked as a coal carter, subsequently moved to Leicester where he died aged 80 in 1941.
24 Aug 1918
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15th Bn Durham Light Infantry
Pte. Browitt enlisted in Nottingham on 22 February 1917; trained at Rugeley Camp, Staffordshire and left there 16 August 1917; initially assigned to the 8th Training Reserve Battalion; spent time with 51st (Grad.) Bn. King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry and the West Riding Regiment; embarked for Etaples, France 27 March 1918 and was assigned to the 25th Northumberland Fusiliers; subsequently transferred to the 15th Durham Light Infantry on 16 June 1918; killed in action on 24 August 1918; after a temporary burial he was reinterred at the Regina Trench Cemetery, Grandcourt, Somme, France.
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