|London Scottish Regiment||14th Battalion|
|Machine Gun Corps||118612||2nd Reserve Battalion|
Photo courtesy Kathleen Wood
London-born Cyril moved to Crich as a boy when his father became licensee of the Black Swan Hotel. Cyril moved to London after passing civil service exams. Enlisting in May 1916, he was mobilised in Feb 1917. He was a clerk for the Ministry of Labour, married Kathleen Jowett in 1925; June qtr (Marylebone reg district) and had a son and a daughter, relocating to his wife’s native Darlington. In the 1940s, the family moved to Felixstowe, Suffolk.
Medal Roll Card
He was awarded the Victory and British War medals.
118612 Corporal BROWN, Cyril Harry; 2 Reserve Batallion MGC; enlisted 17 May 1916; mobilised 9 February 1917 with 14th Battalion London Scottish; born 1898; transferred to Army Reserve 11 November 1919.
Cyril Brown's brother David Brown is also on the Roll of Honour.
|David M||Brown||Head||32||Lodging house keeper||Burton|
|Catherine W||Brown||daughter||6 weeks||Brighton|
|Annis||Hall||aunt (wdw)||67||Own means||Tunstall|
1911: Black Swan, Crich
|David Matthew||Brown||Head||41||Inn keeper||Burton|
1918 Voters List Crich
Cyril H Brown, Black Swan, Crich; absent on military service.
1939 Register: King William Street, Darlington
Cyril H Brown b. 22 September 1898; Clerk at Ministry of Labour
Kathleen May Brown b. 5 April 1900
David A Brown b.23 February 1926; school