The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private T W M Brown


Private Thomas William Martin BROWN, L/10347, 1st Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, France and Flanders, death presumed on or after 23rd April 1915, age 20.

Born Wilmington, Kent, son of Thomas Henry and Mary Ann Brown, of 87, High Road, Wilmington, Dartford, Kent.

1911 Census - Game Cock Hill, Wilmington, Kent - Thomas Henry Brown head, age 43, married, machinist turner, gun works, born Dartford, Kent; Mary Brown, wife, age 43, married 16 years, 6 children, all still alive, born Dartford, Kent;Tom William Martin Brown, son, age 15, born Wilmington, Kent; Edith Mary Brown, daughter, age 13, school, born Wilmington, Kent; Frederick James Brown, son, age 10,  school, born Wilmington, Kent; Harold George Brown, son, age 7,  school, born Wilmington, Kent; Sidney Brown, son, age 4,  school, born Wilmington, Kent; Ivy Brown, daughter, age 1,  school, born Wilmington, Kent.

Served with 4th London Field Ambulance, RAMC from 26th August 1913 to 2nd January 1914, Service No.1607, then in the 3rd Battalion, Special Reserves, Royal West Kent Regiment, 5th January 1914 to 25th April 1914, Service No. 8924.

Enlisted  Maidstone, Kent, age 19 years & 14 days, height 5ft 8⅞ inches, weight 136½lbs, fresh complexion, blue eyes, brown hair, scar outer side left elbow, several scars small of back. Formerly farm labourer.

Home 30th April 1914 to 7th November 1914; BEF 8th November 1914 to 23rd April 1915.

30th April 1914, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 3rd June 1914, posted 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 19th August 1914, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 7th November 1914, 5 Infantry Base Depot; 8th November 1914, posted 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 12th November 1914, joined Battalion, "B" Company; 29th December 1914, 13 Field Ambulance, P.U.O.; 11th January 1915, Rouen, Convalescence.

9th June 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, Thomas H Brown, 87, High Road, Wilmington; Mother, Mary Brown, 87, High Road, Wilmington; Brothers - Frederick Brown, age 18, 87, High Road, Wilmington; Harold Brown, age 15, 87, High Road, Wilmington; Sidney Brown, age 11, 87, High Road, Wilmington; Sisters - Edith May Brown, age 21, 87, High Road, Wilmington; Ivy Florance Brown, age 9, 87, High Road, Wilmington.

Commemorated at Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Panel 45 & 47, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

External link to Wilmington War Memorial

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