George Brown (1888–1959)


Unknown regiment    

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.


1901: Fritchley

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
William Brown Head 50 Lime burner Hucknall
Harriet Brown wife 36   Fritchley
Elizth Brown daughter 16 Domestic servant Fritchley
Eliza Brown daughter 14 Domestic servant Fritchley
George Brown son 12   Fritchley
William Brown son 10   Fritchley
Agnes Brown daughter 7   Fritchley
John Brown son 3   Fritchley
Harriet A Brown daughter 10 mo   Fritchley

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1911: Bargate, Holbrook

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
William Brown Head 60 Lime works labourer Hucknall
Harriet Brown wife 48   Fritchley
Elizabeth Brown daughter 26 Cook domestic Fritchley
Eliza Brown daughter 24 Hosiery hand Fritchley
George Brown son 22 Wireworks labourer Fritchley
William Brown son 20 Coal miner hewer Fritchley
Agnes Brown daughter 17 Hosiery hand Fritchley
John Brown son 13 Jobbing gardener Fritchley
Harriet Annie Brown daughter 10   Fritchley
Thomas Brown son 4   Fritchley

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1939 Register: Back Street, Fritchley
George Brown b.20 September 1888; ganistone miner, heavy work
Florrie Brown b.39 January 1895