|Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)|
|King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry|
Photo courtesy Judith Beresford (with thanks to John Hitchcock)
Frederick was born in about 1886, the son of George and Elizabeth Brown. He worked as a mill hand and he married Louisa Otterwell in 1909. He passed away in 1944.
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. Arthur was serving with the Australian Imperial Forces.
1939 Register: Campbell Street, Belper
Frederick Brown b.24 February 1886; textile dyer
Louisa Brown b.9 May 1884
Frederick Brown married Louisa Otterwell in 1909 June qtr (Belper reg district)
|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|