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Brown, W.J.H., Capt., 1916

Newcastle Illustrated Chronicle 28/09/1916

On the Thiepval Memorial is the name of Captain W.J.H. Brown, serving with the Norfolk Regiment who died 04/09/1916.

The Newcastle Daily Chronicle 12/09/1916 reports:

"Lieut. W.J.H. Brown killed.
Lieut. W.J.H. Brown, late of North Shields, has been killed in action. The deceased officer was the son of the late Dr. Brown, M.R.C.S., of North Shields, and Mrs. Brown, 11 Collingtree Road, Sydenham. He was educated at Tenbury and Tynemouth Schools, and entered Durham University as a medical student, passing his first M.B. His father's death obliging him to relinquish the medical profession, he went to the Bertam Estate, Straits Settlement, as under-manager for two years. In 1914 he returned to England, and on regaining health, joined the 3rd Norfolks in August immediately on the outbreak of war. He remained at Felixstowe as musketry instructor till January, 1915, when he went to France, and received a wound in the lungs. As soon as he recovered he went back to Felixstowe, where he bore a high reputation as instructor, and then again to France, where he was wounded once more and in hospital. On the 4th inst. he was killed in action."

William John Henry Brown is remembered at Tynemouth in T36.14, at Durham in D47.151 and in Newcastle on NUT066.

The CWGC entry for Captain Brown

Newcastle Daily Chronicle 12/09/1916

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