Brown, William Henry –

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Brown, of 117, Egerton Street, Moses Gate, Farnworth, Lancashire; husband of Mrs. Brown, of 58, Balmoral Road, Farnworth, Lancashire. Previously worked as a conductor on South Lancashire Tramways. Enlisted January 1915. Formerly 19401, Border Regiment. Died in a French field ambulance and buried in Belgium. Brother of David and James Albert Brown, of 117, Egerton Street, Moses Gate, Farnworth, Lancashire, who also served. Memorial in Farnworth Cemetery.

Personal details

  • Surname: Brown
  • Forename: William Henry
  • Date of birth: Not known
  • Birth place: Bolton, Lancashire
  • Place of residence: Farnworth, Lancashire
  • Gender: Male
  • Age of death: 33
  • Place of death: Not known
  • Date of death: September 26th, 1917
  • Casualty type: Not known

Service details

  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Unit: 246th Company.
  • Service number: 31166
  • Regiment: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
  • Enlistment date: Not known
  • Enlistment location: Bolton, Lancashire
  • Conflict: WW1


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


Local newspaper entries

  • Bolton Journal and Guardian entries: 22/01/1915
  • Bolton Journal and Guardian references: 7f
  • Farnworth and Worsley Journal entries: 12/10/1917 23/11/1917 28/12/1917 03/05/1918

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