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He was the son of Samuel and Ann (Annie) Brown who in 1891 were living at 9 Burgass Terrace, Nottingham, with their five children, Arthur (16), Ann/Annie, also known as 'Nancie' (11), Thomas Edwin (9), Emma (7) and Elizabeth (3). The family was still at the same address ten years later in 1901 and Samuel and Ann had five children living with them; Ann (21), Thomas Edwin (19), Emma (17), Elizabeth (13) and George Henry (8). By 1911 Samuel and Ann had moved to 24 Paxton Street, Nottingham, and only three of their children were still at home; Thomas Edwin, Elizabeth and George. It is probable that their eldest daughter, Ann (Nancie) had left home on her marriage to JWG Allen. Samuel declared on the 1911 census that he and his wife had been married for 31 years and had had five children born alive of whom only four were still living. However, a total of six children (Arthur, Annie, Thomas, Elizabeth, Emma and George) had been named on the current and two previous census. Thomas' brother in law (Ann's husband), Private JWG Allen Sherwood Foresters, was killed in action on 8 April 1915, just ten days before Thomas' death.
In 1901 he was a polisher (cycle trade) and in 1911 an iron polisher.
18 Apr 1915
489234 - CWGC Website
Enlisted Nottingham.
2nd Bn King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
He disembarked in France on 19 January 1915. He was killed in action on Hill 60 and is buried in Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm) (grave ref VlK.26). He qualified for the 1915 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.
Nottingham Evening Post notice (abridged), 17 May 1915: 'Brown. Killed in action on Hill 60, April 18th, Private TE Brown, and KOYLI, son of Samuel and Annie Brown, 254 Paxton Street, Gordon Road.' Nottingham Evening Post notice (abridged), 29 May 1915: 'Private TE Brown, KOYLI, 24 Paxton Street, Gordon Road, Nottingham, killed in action at Hill 60, April 18th.' Family headstone, Nottingham General Cemetery: 'Pte JWG Allen, 7th Sherwood Foresters (RHR), the beloved husband of Nancie Allen, killed in action, April 8th 1915, aged 37 years, interred at Kemmel, Belgium. Also my beloved brother, Pte TE Brown, KOYLI, killed in action at Hill 60, April (-), aged (-).'
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