Arthur Brown

Name

Arthur Brown
1892

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

02/12/1917
26

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
96080
Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)
2nd/6th Bn.

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL
Panel 8.
France

Headstone

>He has no Headstone. He is commemorated on the Cambrie Memorial to the missing.

UK Memorials

Wigginton Village Memorial

Pre War

Arthur Brown was born in 1892 in Wigginton, Herts, son of Charles Blake Brown, a Brickmaker (B 1864 in Northchurch, Herts) and Christiana Comfort Brown, (nee Crocket) (B 1862 in Tring, Herts). He was one of seven children. 

1901 Census records Arthur aged 8, at school, living with his parents, brothers Thomas 16, William 13, Sidney 10, sisters Florence 12, Lilly 5 and Cecily 3, at Kiln Cottages, Wigginton, Herts.

By 1911 Arthur had left home and was working in Amersham, Bucks, as a Motor Driver and lodging with Hannah Minney of Woodside Lane, Amersham, Bucks. 

Arthur married Sarah Wright in 1915, the marriage was registered in Berkhampstead, Herts.


Wartime Service

Arthur enlisted in Aylesbury, Bucks, initially posted to the Gloucestershire Regiment with the Service No. 28875. Later transferred to the Sherwood Forester (Notts and Derby Regiment) with the Service No. 96080. Arthur was Killed in Action on 2nd December 1917, he has no known grave and is commemorated on the Cambrai Memorial to the missing. Panel 8.

Additional Information

The value of his effects were £6-5s-9d, Pay Owing and £6-10s-0d, War Gratuity, which went to his widow Sarah.

Acknowledgments

Andrew Palmer, Stuart Osborne
Jonty Wild, Andrew Palmer