Other names: Cyril
Locations in this story: Shaftesbury, DorsetCann, Shaftesbury, DorsetAsh, SurreyFareham, Hampshire
Story: Cyril Brown was born on 14 May 1894 in Shaftesbury, Dorset, the son of Samuel Brown and Clara Brown (nee Moore) and brother of William Thomas Brown who served with the Labour Corps in WW1. The family lived at Higher Blandford Road, Cann, Shaftesbury. Cyril enlisted in the Royal Navy on 23 Feb 1911 (Service No. K10445). He achieved the rank of Stoker Petty Officer by the end of his service. He served in various ships and bases throughout his time ending up on HMS Minotaur. During his period of service he married Frances Ada Bird at St. Peters Church, Ash, Surrey, on 19 Nov 1918. They went on to have three children. He was discharged at the end of his enlistment on 8 Nov 1928 having been awarded the Victory and British War Medals, the 1914/15 Star and, on 15 Aug 1926, the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. His last know address was 103 Hillson Drive, Fareham, Hampshire. He died on 13 Apr 1984 in Fareham.