Other names: Percy John
Locations in this story: Sturminster NewtonSt. Marys Church, Compton AbbasLydlinch, Sturminster NewtonAldershotPrystock Far, Twyford, DorsetStock Gayland, Dorset
Story: Percy John Brown was born on 25th April, 1897 in Lydlinch, Sturminster, and baptised at Stock Gayland Church on 6th June 1897. He was the son of George Brown, a cowman, and Arabella Ann Brown (nee Roberts). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, was a scholar and living at Lydlinch, Sturminster Newton. He enlisted at Sturminster Newton as a Private and joined 'B' Squadron of 19th Royal Hussars (Queen Alexandra's Own) (Service No. 29867). He received gunshot wounds in the right shoulder on 8th August, 1918 and was eventually posted back to Aldershot on 13th March, 1919. He was declared unfit for further military service and discharged on 28th March, 1919. He was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died at Prystock Farm Twyford, Dorset, on 28th July 1919 and was buried in St. Mary's Churchyard, Compton Abbas. He is remembered on the Compton Abbas War Memorial, Shaftesbury.