Bertie James Brown

Surname: Brown
Other names: Bertie James
Other people in this story:
Frederick Brown
Emily Maria Brown née Mullens
Ada Blanche Brown née Weston
Locations in this story:
Iwerne Minster, Dorset
Marylebone, London
Hitchin, Hertfordshire

Bertie James Brown was born in Iwerne Minster, Dorset in 1891, the son of Frederick Brown and Emily Maria Brown (née Mullens).  He enlisted on 7th October 1914 and joined the Army Service Corps, eventually becoming a Saddler Staff Sergeant (Service No. TS/3080). He was demobilized, with a pension due to contracting cystitis during his service, on 6th April 1919 and was awarded the Victory and British War medals and the 1914 Star.  During the war he had married Ada Blanche Weston in Marylebone, London, on 11th April 1917. There were two children of the marriage. The last known address (per the 1939 Register) was 3 Stevenage Road, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, where Bertie was working as a civilian cook for the RAF. Bertie died in 1970.

Source: Based on previous research by Ken Baxter.


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