|Royal Engineers||40194||61 Field Coy|
Born at Fritchley, Fred left Crich Parish as a young child when the family moved to Osmaston, Derby, then to Stapleford, Notts. He was employed as an engineer’s driller. During WW1, he served with the 61st Field Company, Royal Engineers. Entering France in May 1915, he was killed in action, in Belgium, in Oct 1917. He is buried at Bedford House Cemetery, Belgium, and is listed on the war memorial at Stapleford, Notts.
He was not on the original Roll of Honour nor remembered on the War Memorial, presumably because the family had moved away.
Medal Roll Index card
Awarded the Victory, British War and 15-Star medals.
Killed in Action.
|Unit||61st Field Coy|
|Date of Death||18/10/1917|
|Additonal information||Son of Edward and Julia Brown, of 1, Albert Avenue, Stapleford, Nottingham.|
|Casualty type||Commonwealth War Dead|
|Grave/Memorial Reference||Enclosure No.2 III C.6|
|Cemetery||BEDFORD HOUSE CEMETERY|
Soldiers' Effects Book
Frederick Brown; 61st Field Co RE; L/Cpl 40194; killed in action Belgium 28.10.17; War Gratuity £14 10s 0d paid iut to :
8.2.18 mother Julia £8 10s 0d
21/11/19 mother Julia £14 19s 0d
|Edward||Brown||Head||37||Stationary Engine Driver||Northumberland|
RG12; Piece: 2722; Folio: 56; Page: 1
|Edward||Brown||Head||47||Engine driver & manager||Alnwick, Northumberland|
|Edward S||Brown||son||7 months||Osmaston|
RG13; Piece: 3216; Folio: 166; Page: 28
1911: 16 Horace Avenue, Stapleford, Notts
|Edward||Brown||Head||57||Colliery labourer above ground||Alnwick, Northumberland|
|Thomas||Brown||son||19||Colliery labourer above ground||Derby|
RG14PN20849 RG78PN1244 RD434 SD4 ED28 SN217