Herbert Charles V Brown

Name

Herbert Charles V Brown

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

21/03/1918
31

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
15663
Bedfordshire Regiment
2nd Bn.

Awards

1914 /15 Star, British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

POZIERES MEMORIAL
Panel 28 and 29.
France

UK Memorials

Stanstead Abbotts Village Memorial

Pre War

Born in 1887 in Amwell, one of 11 children, and lived at Amwell Magna Fisheries in 1901 with parents Arthur and Emily and 7of his brothers and sisters. In the 1911 census he was still living with his family in Cats Hill, Stanstead Abbotts and worked locally as a domestic groom.

Wartime Service

Enlisted in 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment as part of the 90th Brigade and was sent to France. At the beginning of 1918 there were a number of changes and the 7th became part of the 54th Brigade. On 21/03/1918 at the start of the German Spring Offensive, Operation Michael, the 7th Bedfords were engaged in heavy fighting near St Quentin and the Crozat canal and the battalion was forced to fall back, and it was during this time that Herbert was killed in action. His body was not recovered.

Acknowledgments

Terry Collins