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  • Family grave of the Brown family commemorating John Harry Brown in the churchyard of Southwell Minster.
Photo courtesy of Peter Gillings
Person Details
Thurgarton Nottinghamshire
Known as 'Harry', he was born in 1888, the eldest of the three sons of Charles and Mary Anne Brown; John Harry, Vincent Archer Alphonso and Francis Charles (Frank). In 1891 Charles and Mary and their two eldest sons were living on West Gate, Southwell. By 1901 the family was living at 51 Kirklington Road (Jenkin's Houses), Southwell; Charles was a house painter and John was an undergroom while the two youngest boys were still at school. Francis Charles (Frank), died on 15 December 1908 at the age of 17. By 1911 his parents were living at 7 Victoria Street, Southwell. Neither of their surviving sons were living at home but they had two boarders and a niece, Georgina Burgess (15), was also in the household on the night of the census. John Harry married Ada and they lived at Maythorne Southwell. His brother, Vincent Archer Alfonso Brown, joined the Sherwood Foresters in 1908 and served at home until embarking for France in September 1914; he was killed in action on 13 September 1916, aged 26.
He was previously a professional soldier and re-enlisted in 1915. He was also van man at Kirkby's of Southwell, grocers and bakers.
25 Apr 1919
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2759721 - CWGC Website
22600
Corporal
1st Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
He was discharged medically unfit July 10th 1917 and subsequently died of his injuries. He is buried in Southwell Minster (St. Mary) Churchyard, Nottinghamshire.
Family grave, Southwell Minster: ‘In loving memory of Francis Charles (Frank) youngest and dearly loved son of Charles & Mary Ann Brown, who died Decr. 15th 1908, in his 18th year. In sure and certain hope of the resurrection to eternal life. Also Vincent Arthur Alphonso, brother of the above, killed in action Sepr. 13th 1916, aged 26 years. Buried at Ginchy, France. Bravely did his duty. Requiescat in Pace. Also Cpl John Harry Brown, 1st Battn. Sherwood Foresters died April 25th 1919.'
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  • Family grave of the Brown family commemorating John Harry Brown in the churchyard of Southwell Minster.
Photo courtesy of Peter Gillings
    John Harry Brown - Family grave of the Brown family commemorating John Harry Brown in the churchyard of Southwell Minster. Photo courtesy of Peter Gillings