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Charles George Brown was born in 1884 at Nottingham and was the son of George a lace maker and Caroline Brown née Bridgett of 7 Festus Street, Peas Hill Road, Nottingham. His father George was born in 1861 and his mother Caroline Bridgett was also born in 1861 both were born in Nottingham, they were married in 1882 at Nottingham and went on to have 8 children, two sadly died in infancy or early childhood, their surviving children were, Charles b1884, Carrie b1886, Albert b1888, Harold b1892, Frank b1894 and Harry b1895. Charles George married his wife Florence Shardlow (born 6th April 1885) on 31st August 1907 at the Emmanuel Church, Nottingham, they lived at 3 Park Hill, Derby Road, Nottingham. In the 1911 census the family are living at 7 Festus Street and are shown as George 50 yrs a lace hand, he is living with his wife Caroline 50 yrs and their children, Carrie 25 yrs a bottle hand, Albert 23 yrs a machine builder, Harold 19 yrs a machine builder, Frank 17 yrs a machine builder and Harry 16 yrs a machine fitter. In the 1911 census George and his wife are living at 12 Mellor Terrace, Raleigh Street, Nottingham, he is shown as being 27 yrs a lace maker his wife Florence is shown as being 25 yrs of age and a cigar maker. Following his death his widow Florence was awarded a pension of 13 shillings and 9 pence which commenced on 25th February 1918.
He was a lace maker upon enlistment
31 Jul 1917
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12 Mellor Terrace, Raleigh Street, Nottingham.
Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Private Charles George Brown attested on 24th June 1916 at Nottingham, he gave his age as 33 yrs and 46 days, his address as 12 Mellor Terrace, Raleigh Street, Nottingham, he stated he was a lace maker and his next of kin was his wife Florence Brown of the same address. He was mobilised on 1st December 1916 and reported tot eh depot at Derby on 4th December 1916 where he was posted as 47886 in the North Staffordshire Regiment. On 30th January 1917 he was transferred to the 45th Company, Machine Gun Corps and embarked from Folkstone on 10th April 1917 landing at Boulogne, France the same day. He was killed in action on 31st July 1917 having known grave his name is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.
War obituary, All Saints Church News, November 1917: 'Charles G [George] Brown, 12 Mellor Terrace, 45th Machine Gun Corps, enlisted December 1st 1916, killed in action July 31st 1917, aged 34. Leaves a widow. Nottingham Post notice (abridged), 12 September 1917: 'Private CG Brown (Machine Gun Corps), 12 Melton (sic) Terrace, Raleigh Street, Nottingham. Killed in action July 31st.'
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