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He was the husband of Elizabeth (née Hooton) Brown and the father of Mary, Ellen, Annie, Luke and Harry Brown. In 1911 they lived at 2 Salisbury Court Beck Street Nottingham. Making at least fourteen court appearances, he was conscripted after serving three months for deserting his children while working at a factory in Birmingham (in June 1916).
He was a bricklayer.
20 Jan 1918
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10th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery Reference:XI D 28 Luke Brown, a regular visitor to the Guildhall, appeared on 17th August 1914 on a charge of being drunk and disorderly. “BEFORE THE BENCH. “Sequel to Vigorous War Argument in the Street. “ANXIOUS TO FIGHT. “I was simply arguing the point with a man about the war,” said Luke Brown, aged 34, a labourer of Salisbury-court, Nottingham, who, on being brought before Mr. A. H. Franks and Mr. A. Eberlin, at the Guildhall yesterday, [17th August 1914] denied being drunk and disorderly and assaulting Police-Constable Williamson on Saturday evening. [15th August 1914] “The officer alleged he saw Brown in his shirt sleeves in Mansfield-road offering to fight people. He was drunk and disorderly, and when witness arrested him and was taking him to the Guildhall he became very violent, kicking the officer about the legs and punching him on the jaw. In addition, Brown broke the the policeman’s whistle chain and threw the whistle on the floor. “An independent witness named William Pitchford, of Grimsby-terrace, corroborated, and Brown said, “I had had drink, but was not very drunk. I was arguing with a man about the war; of course, our opinions differed, and he wanted to fight me.” “Speaking of the alleged assault, he said that every time he was brought up he was said to have kicked or maimed the police. “Mr. Franks: You will go to prison for a month. “Brown: Thank you.” [1] [1] Nottingham Daily Express 18th August 1914. Extract courtesy facebook pages of Jim Grundy Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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