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John Henry BROWN (2)

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Surname: BROWN

Forename(s): John Henry

Place of Birth: Skipton, Yorkshire

Service No: 22332

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Northumberland Fusiliers

Battalion / Unit: 8th (Service) Battalion

Division: 11th (Northern) Division

Age: 22

Date of Death: 1915-12-17

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Panel 34 to 36.

CWGC Cemetery: ---

CWGC Memorial: HELLES MEMORIAL

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: SKIPTON, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

John Henry Brown was the son of John Piercy and Margaret Ann Brown, née Lowcock. Both parents were born at Skipton, Yorkshire.

1901 Bradford, Yorkshire Census: 132, College Road - John Hy. Brown, aged 8 years, born Skipton-in-Craven, Yorkshire, son of John P. and Margaret A. Brown.

1911 Bradford, Yorkshire Census: 72, Park Road - John Henry Brown, aged 18 years, born Skipton, Yorkshire, son of John Piercy and Margaret Ann Brown.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte John H. Brown, 22332, Northumberland Fusiliers. Theatre of War first served in: (2B) Balkans. Date of entry therein: 11 November 1915. Died of Wounds.

John is commemorated in the 'City of Bradford Great War 1914-1918 Roll of Honour'.

Data Source: Local War Memorial

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

BROWN, John Henry, aged 23, Northumberland Fusiliers, formerly employed at Skipton Brewery, died from wounds received in Dardanelles campaign, Dec. 17, 1915.

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Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Northumberland Fusiliers

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Northumberland Fusiliers

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 11th (Northern) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 11th (Northern) Division

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Surname: BROWN

Forename(s): John Henry

Born: Skipton, Yorks

Residence:

Enlisted: Bradford, Yorks

Number: 22332

Rank: Private

Regiment: Northumberland Fusiliers

Battalion: 8th Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 17/12/15

Died How: Died

Theatre of War: Mediterranean

Notes:

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

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Surname: BROWN

Forename(s): John Henry

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 22332

Rank: Private

Regiment: Northumberland Fusiliers

Unit: 8th Bn.

Age: 22

Awards:

Died Date: 17/12/1915

Additional Information: Son of John Piercy Brown and Margaret Ann Brown, of 72, Park Rd., Bradford, Yorks.

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8th (Service) Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers

John Henry Brown died on the 17th of December 1915; the day that his battalion began their evacuation of Gallipoli.

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21 January 1916

FORMER SKIPTONIAN KILLED

News has been received of the death of Pte. John Henry Brown (22322) of the 8th Northumberland Fusiliers, who formerly resided with his parents at 72, Park Road, Manchester Road, Bradford. His father was at one time employed at the Skipton Brewery and resided at 1, Belmont Street, Skipton.

He was 23 years of age, and before enlisting in June was employed as a woolsorter at Ripley's, Bradford Moor. He was a well-known cricket and football player for the Sedbergh Mission Club.

In October he went with his regiment to the Dardanelles, and on Christmas Day he was reported wounded, and on Tuesday an official message was received stating that he had died from wounds received in action at the Dardanelles on December 17th. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Piercy Brown (formerly of Skipton), who have another son serving in Gunner Edgar Brown, who is in the West Riding Brigade.

The deceased soldier has two uncles and two cousins in the firing line, and another cousin is in the Navy and took part in the Pacific battle.

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