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Heroes Of Our Time

In Loving Memory

Of

Anna

The Beloved Wife Of

James Brown

Died June 6th 1917

Aged 74 Years

 

Also Of Lewis Brown Their Son

Who Died From Wounds Received

In France September 12th 1917

Aged 38 Years

 

He Died For His Country

 

More information relating to Lewis Brown below

 

Flordon(2)

 

 

Some of the information below may be incorrect as found it very difficult to research this person as a lot of the dates / ages didn't tie up correctly, but the locations and other information made it seem likely to be correct

 

Name: BROWN, LEWIS

 

Rank: Private

 

Service No: 39496

 

Date of Death: 12/09/1917

 

Age: 36 ??

 

Regiment: Northumberland Fusiliers, 9th Bn

 

Buried at: TINCOURT NEW BRITISH CEMETERY  

 

Location: Somme, France

 

Number of casualties: 1887

 

Cemetery/memorial reference: II. A. 10.

 

 

Additional Information:

 

The birth of a Lewis Brown was recorded in the Henstead District of Norfolk in the July to September quarter, (Q3), of 1881

 

In the 1891 Census he was recorded at 9 years living in Flordon, Norfolk with his parents James, 58, Railway Platelayer from Starston and Anna, 49 from Burston, as well as 3 other children (Albert, 16, Farm Labourer, Anna, 12 and Frederick 6)

 

In the 1901 Census the head of the household is now Anna, Widow, 58 along with William 35 Railway labourer from Lakenham, Lewis 19 Cattleman and Frederick 16 General labourer

 

In the 1911 Census the head of the household is Anna, 67, and living with her are son Louis age 29 Railway labourer

 

His Service Records do not appear to have survived the Blitz

 

He is also remembered on the War Memorial in St. Michaels Church, Flordon

 

 

Further information

 

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/255197/BROWN,%20LEWIS

 

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D1538408