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Private Edwin Graham BROWN, G/18234, 11th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France,  6th October 1916.

Born Broughton, Hampshire, son of George Graham & Lucie Brown.

26th May 1897, Broughton, Hampshire, baptised.


1911 Census - The Manor Villa, Berkhampstead - George Graham Brown, head, age 49, married, farmer, born Shockerwick, Somerset; Lucie Brown, wife, age 42, married, 19 years, 6 children, all still alive, born Nibley, Gloucestershire; Deans Graham Brown, son, age 15, single, school, born Broughton, Hampshire; Edwin Graham Brown son, age 13, school, Broughton, Hampshire; Herbert Graham Brown, son, age 10, school, Broughton, Hampshire; Phillis Annie Graham Brown, daughter, age 9, school, Broughton, Hampshire; Norman Graham Brown, son, age 8, school, Broughton, Hampshire; Geoffrey William Arnold, age 11, nephew, school, born West Kennett, Wiltshire; Ellen Elizabeth Free, servant, age 15, housemaid, born Hawridge, Hertfordshire; Alice Burgin, servant, age 14, general, born Northchurch, Hettfordshire.


Previously OTC training Reading, Berkshire.

Enlisted Witham, Essex, 18 years 6 months, height 5ft 7½ inches, weight 134¼ lbs, fresh complexion, grey eyes, fair hair, there is some congenital mal-formation of the chest, but this gives no trouble.  Resided "Lound" Witham, Essex. Formerly horticultural student.

Home 25th November 1915 to 29th August 1916; BEF 30th August 1916 to 6th October 1916.

25th November 1915, enlisted; 26th November 1915, to Army Reserve; 10th May 1916, mobilized; 12th May 1916, posted 28th Reserve Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, PS/10767; 30th August 1916, posted BEF; 31st August 1916, embarked; 1st September 1916, 39 Infantry Base Depot, posted 17th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers; 13th September 1916, transferred to 11th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 14th September 1916, joined Battalion.

15th September 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, George Graham Brown, Fairhaven, Batheaston?, Bath; Brothers - Deans Graham Brown, age 23, Fairhaven, Batheaston?, Bath; Herbert Graham Brown, age 19, Fairhaven, Batheaston?, Bath; Norman Graham Brown, age 17, Fairhaven, Batheaston?, Bath; Sisters - Kathleen Graham Brown, age 25, Fairhaven, Batheaston?, Bath; Phyllis Graham Brown, age 18, Fairhaven, Batheaston?, Bath; Joyce Graham Brown, age 8, Fairhaven, Batheaston?, Bath.

Commemorated at  Thiepval Memorial, Pier & Face 11C, Somme, France.


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