Biography of Lance Bombardier Herbert Claud Brown (122711)
4th/1st Siege Brigade, Royal Garrison Artillery Regiment
Died 18th October 1919

Soldier

  • Name: Herbert Claud Brown
  • Date of birth: 1888
  • Place of Birth: Thurlby, Lincolnshire, England
  • Date of Birth Registration: October – December 188
  • Place of Birth Registration: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England

Father

  • Name: William Brown
  • DOB: 1857
  • Place of Birth: Thurlby, Lincolnshire, England
  • Occupation: Groom and gardener at Timber merchant

Mother

  • Name: Alice Wade
  • DOB: 1855
  • Place Of Birth: Thurlby, Lincolnshire, England
  • Marriage: 1881 Bourne District

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)

  • Male Brown, 1884, Thurlby
  • Female Brown, 1884, Thurlby
  • Female Brown, 1885, Thurlby
  • Rebecca Brown, 1886 Thurlby
  • May Brown, 1886, Thurlby
  • William Harold Brown, 1887, Thurlby
  • John James Brown, 1887, Thurbly
  • Herbert Claud Brown, 1888, Thurlby
  • Cecil William Wade Brown, 1891, Thurlby
  • Alice Brown, 1892, Thurlby
  • The first three was registered with no first name. 

Census

  • 1891: Herbert is living with his parents In Golden We’ll Lane, High Street, Thurlby, Lincolnshire.
  • 1901: Herbert is living with his parents in the High Street, Thurlby, Lincolnshire
  • 1911: Herbert is living with his uncle and auntie at 36 Cranmer Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire. The census gives him an age of 22 and he is listed as a drapers and tailors traveller.
Relatives in services

  • None found

Wife

  • Name: Mary Agnes Chesher
  • Date of birth: 2nd November 1882
  • Place of Birth: Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, England

Marriage

  • Date of Marriage: 1913
  • Place of Marriage: Nottingham District

Children

  • Herbert Claud Brown, 1913, Nottingham
  • Cecil William George Brown, 1916, Nottingham,

Wife’s parents

  • Father: George Chesher
  • Mother: Agnes Potts

Newspaper Mentions

  • Nottingham Evening Post Saturday 18th October 1919
    ROLL OF HONOUR.
    BROWN. – On October 18th, at General Hospital. Bombr., H. C. Brown. R.G.A.., of 67 Welbeck street, Nottingham, aged 30 years.  Military funeral Wedneday, 1 o’clock General Cemetery bottom end.

 

  • Nottingham Evening Post Monday 20th October 1919
    ROLL OF HONOUR.
    BROWN. – On October 18th, at General Hospital. Bombr., H. C. Brown. R.G.A.., of 67 Welbeck street, Nottingham, aged 30 years.  Military funeral Wedneday, 1 o’clock General Cemetery bottom end.

 

  • Nottingham Evening Post Tuesday 21st October 1919
    ROLL OF HONOUR.
    BROWN. – On October 18th, at General Hospital. Bombr., H. C. Brown. R.G.A.., of 67 Welbeck street, Nottingham, aged 30 years.  Military funeral Wedneday, 1 o’clock General Cemetery bottom end.

Military Records

Attestation Papers

  • Available

Soldier’s Died In The Great War

  • None found

Pension Records

  • Available

Effects Left To

  • None found

Medals

  • The British Medal
    The Victory Medal

Memorials

  • UK:
  • Thurlby, Roll of Honour in St firmins Church

 

  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
  • In memory of Lance Bombardier H C Brown, 122711, 4th/1st Siege Bde., Royal Garrison Artillery Regiment who died on 18 October 1919
  • Son of William and Alice Brown, of Thurlby, Lincolnshire; husband of Mary Agnes Brown, of 67, Welbeck St., Nottingham
  • Remembered with honour, Nottingham General Cemetery
  • Grave 13098.

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

Military Service Timeline

  • 9th December 1915 Enlisted in Northampton
  • 10th December 1915 To army reserve
  • 25th September 1916 Posted to the 4th Royal Garrison Artillery
  • 9th October 1916 Posted to 252 Squadron RGA
  • 27th July 1917 Appointed Acting Bombardier
  • 8th August 1917 Acting Bombardier
  • Late 1917 Became Paid Lance Bombardier
  • 22nd April 1918 Medical records show a heart condition as a result of being gassed
  • 29th May 1918 Clearing officer Lance Bombardier
  • 25th November 1918 Posted 4th/1st Siege Artillery Reserve Bridade.
  • 27th January 1919 Transferred to class “Z’ Army Reserve on Demobilization.

 

  • This is ongoing research and will be posted when completed

Sources

  • WW1 Soldier’s Records (www.ancestry.co.uk)
  • British Newspaper Archive.
  • Fold 3
  • Find My Past
  • Genealogist
  • Forces War Records
  • British Army Service Numbers
  • War Gratuity Calculator
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission
  • National Archives – Battalion War Diaries
  • General Registry Office

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