Farnham Church

Henry George Brown

Surname: Brown
Other names: Henry George
Other people in this story:
George Brown
Emma Brown née Rideout
Edith Annie Brown née Keay
Locations in this story:
Farnham, Dorset
France & Flanders
Bromsden, Henley, Oxfordshire
Bloxwich, Staffordshire
Lower Whatcombe, Winterbourne Whitchurch, Dorset
Bix, Oxfordshire

Henry George Brown was born in Farnham, Dorset, on 26th August 1884 and baptised there on 6 Jun 1886 the son of George Brown and Emma Brown (née Rideout).   He lived most of his very early life in and around Farnham.  He married Edith Annie Keay on the 11th April 1914 in Bloxwich, Staffordshire, where he was working as an Under Game Keeper.  They went on to have five children.   He enlisted on 6th June 1916 and was placed on reserve with the 5th Reserve Brigade (Territorial Force) of the Royal Garrison Artillery as a Gunner (Service No. 126248).  He was mobilized on 30th October 1916 and posted to France.  He was transferred on 11th June 1917 to the 4th Mountain Battery of the RGA in India (Service No. 301744).  He was fully discharged on 31st March 1920 and awarded the British War Medal and the India General Service Medal with Clasp (Afghanistan 1919).  The 1921 Census shows him living at Lower Whatcombe, Winterbourne Whitchurch, Dorset, working as a Gamekeeper and by the 1939 Register he had moved to West Lodge, Bromsden, Henley, Oxfordshire, and described as a Head Gamekeeper.  He died in Bix, Oxfordshire, of a coronary thrombosis on 22nd April 1964.


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