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  • This is page from a ledger containing details of prisoners of war and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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06 Aug 1883
Nottingham
Samuel was born on 6th August 1883 in Nottingham and was the son of Francis a chimney sweep and Selina Brown née Meakin of 115a Northgate, Basford. His father Francis was born in 1853 in Nottingham, he died in 1911 at Nottingham aged 59 yrs , his mother Selina Meakin was born in 1855 in Nottingham, she died in 1916 at Nottingham aged 61 yrs, they were married in 1873 their marriage was recorded in the Basford Registration District , they went on to have the following children, Samuel b1883, Margaret b1885, Emma b1887 and Elizabeth b1889 all were born in Nottingham. Samuel was a fish fryer he married his wife Elizabeth Ann Lefley in 1908 in Nottingham, they went on to have a son Samuel born 1910. In the 1911 census Samuel is living at 6 Front Street, Arnold he is 28 yrs and a fish fryer , he is living with his wife Elizabeth and their son Samuel 1 year old.
Fish Fryer
07 May 1917
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Sherwood
Private
10th Bn Lincolnshire Regiment
Private Samuel Brown, enlisted in Hucknall and served with “C” Company, 10th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment (Grimsby Chums), formerly of the 8th Battalion, he was taken prisoner at Oppy on 28th April 1917. He died as a prisoner of war on 7th May 1917 after the amputation of his right leg. His is buried in the Tournai Communal Cemetery Allied Extension, Belgiumgrave reference V B 17.
Nottingham Post notice (abridged), 11 September 1917: ‘Brown, reported missing April 29th(?) 1917, now reported died of wounds. Private S Brown, Lincolnshire, husband of Elizabeth Brown. Wife and child.’ In memoriam published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 17th August 1918 :- “BROWN. – In loving memory of Pte. Samuel Brown, Lincolns, late of Arnold, died of wounds in German hands, August, 1917. If we could have raised his dying head, and heard his last farewell, the parting would not have been half so hard for those who loved him best; but only those who have lost can tell what pain it is to hear, but the hardest time is yet to come when the heroes all return, there will still be one that's sadly missed. – Loving wife and sonnie.” In memoriam is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
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  • This is page from a ledger containing details of prisoners of war and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Samuel Brown - This is page from a ledger containing details of prisoners of war and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918