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Beeston, Nottingham
Alfred Brown was the son of John and Elizabeth Brown. The Browns had a total of nine children. They were: Thomas Henry (b.1874), Joseph (b.1876), Mary (b.1878), Kate (b.1880/d.1882), John (b.1883), Alfred (b.1885), Ann (b.1889), Frank (b.1891) and Isabella (b.1893). The first six including Alfred Brown were all born in Beeston; the remaining children were born in Nottingham. The family lived at 4a Regents Place, Bloomsgrove Street, Radford [C.1891]; 7 Regent’s Place [C.1901]; 11 Wyville Street, Radford [C.1911 & CWGC]. John Brown, a lace maker, probably died at Nottingham, aged 68, in 1921. His wife, Elizabeth, may have died a year earlier or else in 1924. In 1909 Alfred Brown married Emily Turner at Nottingham. Their first child Emily (b.1910) was born in Radford but by 1911 the Browns were living at 27 Cranmer Street, Long Eaton. Their next child, Alfred T. was born in Long Eaton in 1912. However the birthplaces of their final two children, Edna Kathleen (b.1914) and Walter (b.1916) were once more in Nottingham. Alfred Brown’s death notice inserted in a local paper mentioned that he had previously lived at College Street, Long Eaton but that his widow’s present address was 65 Glentworth Road, Radford [n.e.p.13.9.1917]. Later she lived at 34 Wiverton Road, Forest Fields [CWGC]. Emily Brown probably married Harold W. Cooper at Nottingham in 1921. If so she died in Nottingham, aged 95, in 1986.
Alfred Brown worked as a carriage straightener on the building of lace machines.
31 Jul 1917
929362 - CWGC Website
1st Bn The Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment)
Pte. Brown was called up for service and enlisted at Long Eaton, Derbyshire. Following training he was drafted to France. The battalion took part in the Third Battle of Ypres and Pte. Brown was killed in action on 31/07/1917. His body was never recovered but his name was commemorated on the Minin Gate Memorial, Ypres.
Nottingham Post notice (abridged), 13 September 1917: 'Brown. Killed in action July 31st, Private Alfred Brown, North Staffordshire, husband of Emmie Brown, 65 Glenworth Road (late of College Street, Long Eaton), fourth son of John and Elizabeth Brown, 11 Wyville Street, aged 32.'
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