Other names: George
Locations in this story: Glyn Arms, Melbury Abbas, Shaftesbury, DorsetSouth Stoneham, HampshireEastleigh, HampshireFrance & FlandersYpres, West Flanders, Belgium
Story: George Brown was born at Melbury Abbas, Shaftesbury, Dorset, in 1877 and baptised there on 14th October 1877, the son of John Stanford Brown and Emily Harriet Brown. George's father was licensee of the Glyn Arms, Melbury Abbas. George spent all his early years in Melbury Abbas until he married Annie Louise Fanny Gear in Stoneham, Hampshire, in 1902. There was one daughter of the marriage. George set up home in Eastleigh, Hampshire, where he was employed at the railway works by the LSWR as a Coach Finisher. He enlisted with the 2nd Battalion of the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment as a Private (Service No. 31609). He served in France & Flanders and was presumed killed on 31st July 1917. He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ypres, West Flanders, Belgium. (Ref: Panel 53). He was awarded the Victory and British War medals. His wife, Annie, passed away in 1918.