On the original WW1 Roll in St Mary’s, Crich, is listed ‘Pte. George Brown’. No record of WW1 service has been located to confirm identification of this individual. The most likely candidate, who was living in Crich Parish at the time, is a George Brown who was born at Fritchley in 1888, an older brother of William Brown from the Roll. He was a lifelong resident of Fritchley who married Florrie Byard in 1916 September qtr (Belper reg district) and had a daughter. Florrie was Arthur Byard's sister. For years he worked as a ganister quarryman.
George Brown's brother William Brown is also on the Roll of Honour.
|Harriet A||Brown||daughter||10 mo||Fritchley|
1911: Bargate, Holbrook
|William||Brown||Head||60||Lime works labourer||Hucknall|
|William||Brown||son||20||Coal miner hewer||Fritchley|
1939 Register: Back Street, Fritchley
George Brown b.20 September 1888; ganistone miner, heavy work
Florrie Brown b.39 January 1895