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Curragh Kildare
He was the son of William and Sarah Brown (census records give her name as both 'Sarah' and 'Mary'). In 1881 they were living at 9 Lincoln Lane (Duke of York Yard), Boston, Lincolnshire. William (41) had been born in Bengal, India, and was a pensioner, 17th Regiment of Foot, while Sarah (40) had been born in Wainfleet, Lincolnshire. Seven children were recorded on the census in 1881 and their places of birth suggest their father had served overseas with the regiment; Edward (18, b. Halifax, Nova Scotia), William (16, b. Halifax, Nova Scotia), Thomas (14, b. Toronto), David (11, place of birth recorded as Croft, Lincolnshire, and also Aldershot, Hants), Andrew A. (5, b. Ireland), Jane (3) b. Shorncliffe, Kent) and Joseph M, (3 months, b. Boston, Lincolnshire). Their mother had been widowed by the time of the next census in 1891 and was living with her six sons at 5 Haydn Road, Sherwood, Nottingham. By 1901 she was living with her youngest son, Joseph, at 4 Highfield Grove, Carrington; she was a laundrywoman and he was a gardener. Andrew married Florence Maude (nee Brown) in the registration district of Ipswich, Suffolk, in 1904 (registration Apr/May/Jun). Andrew's nephew, Private William Henry Brown, 17th Bn Sherwood Foresters, the son of his brother William, was killed on 8 July 1916 age 21.
15 Jul 1915
514091 - CWGC Website
Acting Sergeant Major
Royal Field Artillery
'G' Ammunition Column. He was in France from 12 May 1915 and died of wounds (self inflicted) in Rouen on 15 July 1915. He is buried in St Sever Cemetery Rouen (grave ref. A.5. 29). He qualified for the 1915 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.
Nottingham Evening Post notice (abridged), 15 July 1916. 'Brown, killed by a sniper July 8th 1916, Sapper WH Brown Sherwood Foresters, age 21. Sergeant Major AA Brown, RHA, uncle of above, died at Rouen July 14th (sic) 1915.' Nottingham Evening Post notice (abridged), 3 August 1916: ‘Sergeant Major AA Brown, 17a Marshall Street, Sherwood, died of wounds 14 July (sic) [1915] age 40. WH Brown, Sherwood Foresters, same address, killed July 8th age 21.’ Rachel Farrand
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