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  • Family gravestone, Nottingham General Cemetery, commemorating Ernest. Photograph Rachel Farrand (February 2019).
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Husband of Ada Brown, 5 Daybrook Street, Sherwood, Nottingham (CWGC). His wife, Ada (nee Smith), was the daughter of George and Jane Smith. George Smith d. September 1908 age 62 and Jane Smith d. August 1909 age 60. In 1901 George (54), a carter for Nottingham Corporation, and Jane (52) were living at 326 Meadow Lane, Sneinton, with their son George (21) and daughter Ada (16), an apprentice cigar maker. Ernest may have been a regular soldier as there is a record of a Sergeant Ernest Smith (28) born Nottingham, serving with the 1st Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment) in India in 1911. Sergeant Smith was married.
20 Nov 1917
35
239464 - CWGC Website
Captain
2nd Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
He is buried in Fifteen Ravine British Cemetery, Villers-Plouich (grave ref IV. H. 11)
Inscription headstone, Nottingham General Cemetery, marking the grave of George and Jane Smith : ‘Also Ernest Brown Capt. 2nd Batt. Sherwood Foresters killed in action in France Nov 20th 1917, aged 35 years. The beloved husband of Ada Brown and son in law of the above.’ Nottingham Evening Post, ‘Roll of Honour’, 28 November 1917: ‘Brown. Killed in action, November 30th, Lieut. (sic) Ernest Brown, Sherwood Foresters, beloved husband of Ada Brown, 5, Daybrook-street, Sherwood.’
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  • Family gravestone, Nottingham General Cemetery, commemorating Ernest. Photograph Rachel Farrand (February 2019).
    Ernest Brown - Family gravestone, Nottingham General Cemetery, commemorating Ernest. Photograph Rachel Farrand (February 2019).