Percy John Brown headstone, Compton Abbas

Percy John Brown

Surname: Brown
Other names: Percy John
Other people in this story:
George Brown
Arabella Ann Brown née Roberts
Locations in this story:
Sturminster Newton
St. Marys Church, Compton Abbas
Lydlinch, Sturminster Newton
Prystock Far, Twyford, Dorset
Stock Gayland, Dorset

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 (née Roberts). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, was a scholar and living at Lydlinch, Sturminster Newton.

On 11th December 1915 he enlisted at Sturminster Newton as a Private and joined 'B' Squadron of 19th Royal Hussars (Queen Alexandra's Own) (Service No. 29867). He was posted to France on 22nd October 1916, where he received gunshot wounds in the right shoulder on 8th August, 1918. He was eventually posted back to Aldershot on 13th March, 1919 and 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. His grave has an official War Graves Commission stone and he is remembered on the Compton Abbas War Memorial.

  • Compton Abbas War Memorial
  • Percy John Brown headstone, Compton Abbas

Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives