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Name:
William Brown
Casualty No.:
Initials:
W
Service No.:
14019
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Cleatlam
Age at Death:
24
Ranks:
Private
Unit:
East Yorkshire Regiment, 7th Bn.
Teesdale Township:
Place Enlisted:
Home Address:
Cleatlam
Civilian Employment:
Flatter
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Date of Death:
16-January-1916
Place of Death:
Battles & Campaigns:
Locally Commemorated:
UK Commemorated:
Overseas Commemorated:
Buried:
Hebuterne Military Cemetery, France. Grave Ref: 1.U.4.
Decoration and Medals:
Service :
Army
Service Records:
Death Notice/Obituary:
Family Details:

William was the son of William & Mary Ann Brown of Cleatlam. In 1911 his father was a quarryman & William was working below ground as a flatter. However there is evidence from Raby that he worked in the Raff Yard there for four days when his wages were 12/4. He had four siblings, Elizabeth, Isaac, Arthur, (also a  WW1 casualty) and John. In 1911 Isaac was only 16 and employed as a “helper-up below ground.”

 

Notes:

William joined the East Yorkshire Regiment in 1914 & served in France & Flanders. He was killed in action on 16th October, 1916 aged 23 & is buried in Hebuterne Military Cemetery.

Sources:
Last Name: www.newmp.org.uk; Initials: www.newmp.org.uk; Local Memorials: www.newmp.org.uk; Teesdale Townships: Teesdale Poor Law Union 1914; Ranks: Commonwealth War Graves Commission; Service Number: Commonwealth War Graves Commission; Unit: Commonwealth War Graves Commission; Age at Death: Commonwealth War Graves Commission; Buried: 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;