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Name:
Harry Brown
Casualty No.:
Initials:
H
Service No.:
18/1347
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Age at Death:
21
Ranks:
Private
Unit:
18th D.L.I
Teesdale Township:
Place Enlisted:
Home Address:
West Terrace, Staindrop
Civilian Employment:
General Labourer
Cause of Death:
Reported Missing
Date of Death:
01-January-1916
Place of Death:
Battles & Campaigns:
UK Commemorated:
St Mary's Church, Staindrop Plaque
Overseas Commemorated:
Thiepval Memorial, Panel Ref: Pier and Face 14A and 15C.
Buried:
Decoration and Medals:
Service :
Army
Service Records:
Death Notice/Obituary:

 The Parish Magazine of September 1916 said that ‘Harry, son of Edmund Brown is reported missing. The uncertainty of this makes it a heavy burden for his relations & friends; we hope & pray that a happy solution may be forthcoming, & that he may be reported as alive, even as a prisoner.’

Family Details:

 Harry was the son of Edmund & Elizabeth Brown of West Terrace, Staindrop.

Notes:

In 1911 he worked as a general labourer. He joined the 18th Durham Light Infantry on 3rd February, 1915. Harry served in France & was reported missing on 14th July, 1916 aged 21.  He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.

Sources:
Local Memorials: www.newmp.org.uk; Teesdale Townships: Teesdale Poor Law Union 1914; Ranks: Commonwealth War Graves Commission; Service Number: Commonwealth War Graves Commission; Date of Death: Commonwealth War Graves Commission; Unit: Commonwealth War Graves Commisson; Overseas Commemorated: Commonwealth War Graves Commission; Date of Death Day: www.cwgc.org; Date of Death Month: www.cwgc.org; Date of Death Year: www.cwgc.org;