Harry Brown

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details

Born: 11 May 1884 in Whitchurch, Shropshire.

Family: He was the third of seven surviving children born to Richard Brown, an agricultural labourer and his wife Mary. He married Lucy Nellie Starkey on 22 January 1907 at St. Alkmund`s Parish Church, Whitchurch. The couple had five children, Hilda May, Phyllis Margaret, Harry R, Gwendoline Nelly and Alice Eileen. Sadly their son, Harry, died in 1914.

Residence: In 1891 he was living with his parents and siblings at Blackoe Cottages, Whitchurch, Shropshire. In 1901 his address was Belton Farm, Whitchurch. By 1911 and now married he and his family were living 2 Belton Road, Whitchurch; however at the time of his enlistment in 1915 they had moved to 1 Blackoe Cottage, Whitchurch. This was still his address in 1939. At the time of his death in 1970, his home was Roseleigh, Wrexham Road, Whitchurch.

Employment: He was an agricultural labourer.

Died: In 1970 in Whitchurch,Shropshire and buried in Whitchurch Cemetery on 20 April 1970, aged 85.

Military Details

Regiment: King’s Shropshire Light Infantry

Rank: Private

Service Number: 19459

Date of Enlistment: 13 December 1915

Date of Discharge: 12 January 1916

Reason for Discharge: By War Office instructions

Medals and Awards

Not known


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