Other names: Raymond William
Locations in this story: ShaftesburyFrance & FlandersThiepval Memorial, FranceSutton Waldron, DorsetIwerne Minster, DorsetSturminster Newton, Dorset
Story: Raymond William Brown was born in 1898 at Sutton Waldron, Dorset, and baptised there on 12th June 1898. He was the son of William Brown, an agricultural labourer, and Love Brown (née Foot). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, a scholar and living at Sutton Waldron, Dorset. He enlisted at Sturminster Newton, Dorset, as a Private with the 5th Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 14922). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals. He died on 26th September 1916 and his name appears on the Thiepval Memorial in France (Pier and Face 7 B). He is remembered on the Sutton Waldron section of the War Memorial at Iwerne Minster.