Brown, John (Jack) –

Son of George and M. A. Brown, of 28, Darley Grove, Farnworth, Lancashire. An old boy of Bolton Municipal Secondary School. Enlisted September 1914. Formerly 20th Hussars and West Yorkshire Regiment. before attending cadet school and obtaining commission. Reported missing and presumed drowned when the transport Transylvania was torpedoed off the Italian coast.

Personal details

  • Surname: Brown
  • Forename: John (Jack)
  • Date of birth: Not known
  • Birth place: Not known
  • Place of residence: Farnworth, Lancashire
  • Gender: Male
  • Age of death: 26
  • Place of death: Not known
  • Date of death: May 4th, 1917
  • Casualty type: Not known

Service details

  • Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Unit: 3rd (Regular Reserve) Battalion.
  • Service number: Not known
  • Regiment: Royal Welsh [Welch] Fusiliers
  • Enlistment date: Not known
  • Enlistment location: Not known
  • Conflict: WW1


  • Service medals: Not known
  • Silver War badge: Not known
  • Awards: Not known


Local newspaper entries

  • Bolton Journal and Guardian entries: 24/12/1914
  • Bolton Journal and Guardian references: 7c
  • Farnworth and Worsley Journal entries: 18/05/1917 08/06/1917 06/07/1917 16/11/1917 23/11/1917 28/12/1917

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