|Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)|
|King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry|
Photo courtesy Judith Beresford (with thanks to John Hitchcock)
Fred the son of George and Elizabeth Brown and brother to Arthur Brown. He worked as a mill hand, married Louisa Otterwell in 1909; June qtr (Belper reg district) and lived at his wife’s native Bargate, Belper. They had a son and a daughter. He enlisted in 1915 and served in France. He spent time in the 22nd General Hospital, Camiers, having received a gunshot wound to the left thigh. He returned to Belper after demob living on Campbell Street.
Derbyshire Courier, 1 September 1917
News was received last weekend by Mr George Brown, Marketplace, Crich, that his youngest son, Private Fred Brown, had been wounded in action. Private Brown writing from the 22nd General Hospital says: – "I am getting on all right now again. I got potted on Thursday morning by a machine gun, a bullet going through the flesh of my left thigh. I was very lucky, as my mate went under. It was as my officers said to me when I was coming down to the dressing station, "we have been into hell and got out of it again" I think Fritz got a good peppering although I did not advance far myself I'm highly satisfied with a bit of suffering I have to put up with." Private Brown who enlisted in the Sherwoods over two years ago has been transferred to the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. He is married. His wife lives at Bargate, Belper.
His brother Arthur Brown, who emigrated to Australia in 1909, is also on the Roll of Honour.
|George||Brown||Head||35||Boot & shoe maker||South Normanton|
1901: Market Place, Crich
|George||Brown||Head||46||Shoe maker||South Normanton|
1911: Bargate, Holbrook
|Arthur William||Taylor||Head||26||Iron founder||Milford|
1939 Register: Campbell Street, Belper
Frederick Brown b.24 February 1886; textile dyer
Louisa Brown b.9 May 1884