Frederick Brown (1883–1917)

Lance Corporal

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.
France 19.5.15

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Initials F
Nationality United Kingdom
Rank Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service Royal Enginers
Unit 61st Field Coy
Date of Death 18/10/1917
Age 34
Service No 40194
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

war graves certificate for fred brown

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


1891: Osmaston:

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Edward Brown Head 37 Stationary Engine Driver Northumberland
Julia Brown wife 32   Heage
Percy Brown son 1   Ripley
Mary Brown daughter 10   Ripley
Frederick Brown son 6   Fritchley
Barbara Brown daughter 5   Fritchley
Florence Brown daughter 3    

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1901: Derby

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Edward Brown Head 47 Engine driver & manager Alnwick, Northumberland
Julia Brown wife 45   Buckland Hollow
Edward Brown son 22 Foundry labourer Ripley
Fanny Brown daughter 13   Manchester
Fred Brown son 18   Fritchley
Barbara Brown daughter 15 Tailoress Fritchley
Florence Brown daughter 13   Fritchley
Thomas Brown son 9   Osmaston
Mabel Brown daughter 5   Derby
Edward S Brown son 7 months   Osmaston

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1911: 16 Horace Avenue, Stapleford, Notts

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Edward Brown Head 57 Colliery labourer above ground Alnwick, Northumberland
Julia Brown wife 55   Buckland Hollow
Frederick Brown son 27 Engineers driller Fritchley
Barbara Brown daughter 25 Tailoress Bullbridge
Thomas Brown son 19 Colliery labourer above ground Derby
Mabel Brown daughter 15 Tailors machinist Derby
Reggie Brown son 6 School Stapleford

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