Harry Brown

Surname: Brown
Other names: Harry
Other people in this story:
Samuel Brown
Clara Brown née Moore
William Thomas Brown
Obery Archibald Brown
Bertram George Brown
Cyril Brown
Locations in this story:
Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Chard, Somerset
Mediterranean Theatre
Poole, Dorset

Story:
Harry Brown was born in Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset, in 1885, the son of Samuel Brown and Clara Brown (née Moore).  He lived his early life at the family home in Higher Blandford Road, Cann, until, by 1901, he had moved to Chard, Somerset, as a Journeyman Baker.  By 1911 he had joined the (Royal) Army Service Corps (Service No. S/18687) and was serving as a Lance Corporal in the Mediterranean area.  He later became a Staff Sergeant with the 21st Company Field Bakery.  Following discharge he was awarded the Victory and British War medals.  He died in the Poole, Dorset, Registration District in 1961.

Two of Harry's brothers died in the war: Bertram George (b.1895) died on 4th April 1915 in a German prisoner of war camp; Obery Archibald (b.1891) was killed in France on 19th March 1917 while serving with the East Kent Regiment. Two more brothers served in the war: William Thomas (b.1888) and Cyril (b.1894).

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William Thomas Brown
Obery Archibald Brown
Bertram George Brown
Cyril Brown
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