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26 May 1895
Sutton Bonington
Jack Brown was born on 26th May 1895 at 8,Spoar Lane ,Sutton Bonington to Henry Cotton (a brickyard labourer) and his first wife Eliza Brown née Woolley of St Michaels end, Sutton Bonnington. His father was born in 1862 at Sutton Bonnington, his mother Eliza Woolley was born in 1863 at Smalley, Derbyshire, she died in 1898 she was aged 35 yrs they were married in 1883 their marriage was recorded in the Loughborough registration district, they had the following children, George b1886, Charles b1888, James William b1890 and Jack b1895 all were born at Sutton Bonnington. His mother Eliza died and Ellen Kate Irene Eley (born 1873 )from Stapleford moved in as housekeeper in about 1898. Henry and Ellen married in 1902 and had 5 children, Harriet,Frank,Rose,Kathleen and Ann. By 1911 Jack and James had moved away to live at 22,The Pastures,Stapleford with their Uncle and Aunt John and Harriett Thompson,and their Grandparents James and Ann Brown and worked at the Iron Works.
Jack lived at 34,Fairfield Villa,The Pastures,Stapleford and worked at the Iron Works.
03 Oct 1918
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Sergeant
  • MM MM Military Medal
  • DCM DCM Distinguished Conduct Medal
5th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Sergeant Jack Brown enlisted on 26th May 1915 at Ilkeston, Derbyshire, he served with the 5th battalion Sherwood Foresters Regiment. He went to France on 13th June 1917 and was promoted Corporal 29th June 1918 and Sergeant 27, September 1918. He was awarded the Military Medal London Gazette Date, 29th August 1918. and the Distinguished Conduct Medal, London Gazette Date, 12th March 1919. He was killed in action, 3rd October 1918, in the attack on Ramicourt and Montbreahin, France. His name is Commemorated on Vis-En-Artois Memorial, France. Panel 7.J
ack won a DCM Citation reads:- "At Lehaucourt on 29th September 1918,he was in charge of his platoon and showed great gallantry and coolness. When the left flank was held up he pushed forward his platoon on the right and gained his objective, capturing three 5.9's,three machine guns and an anti-tank gun with numerous prisoners, thus enabling the left flank to gain their objective. His gallantry throughout the day was splendid." His brother Rifleman James William Brown enlisted at Nottingham, he served with the 11th battalion The Rifle Brigade, he was killed in action on 4th April 1917 and was buried at Neuville Bourjonval British Cemetery.
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