Thomas Samuel Brown (1899–1918)


Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) G/84191 & 47481 3rd & 10th Battalions

Biography [Thanks to Nivard Ovington]
The son of George and Mary Brown; his father was a railway clerk, Tom was born and raised at Derby. In 1913 the Brown family moved to ‘Woodbank’ on the Common, Crich. Tom served with the 3rd and 10th Royal Fusiliers and in Aug 1918 died of wounds, in France. He was buried at Daours Communal Cemetery Extension, France, and is listed on the war memorial at Crich.

Medal Card
Awarded the Victory and British War Medals.

Newspaper Reports

Derbyshire Courier, 14 September 1918
Pte Tom Brown, Crich

Derby Daily Telegraph, Monday 16 September 1918
BROWN – Thomas S. Brown, aged 19, private in the 3rd Royal Fusiliers, on Aug.28, at one of the casualty clearing stations, from wounds received in action, beloved and eldest son of Mr and Mrs G. H. Brown, of Crich. One of the best.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Initials T.S.
Nationality United Kingdom
Rank Private
Regiment/Service London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers)
Service Number G/84191
Unit 3rd Bn
Age 19
Date of Death 28/08/18
Additional Information Son of George Henry and Mary Louisa Brown, of Woodbank, Crich, Matlock, Derbyshire.
Casualty type Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference
VII. A. 26.

War Graves certificate for Thomas Brown

WW1 headstone for Thomas Samuel Brown

G/84191 Private Thomas Samuel Brown
3rd Bn London Regt. R.Fus
28th August 1918 aged 19

Translated to that happier sphere

Soldiers' Effects Book
Thomas Samuel Brown; 3rd Bn from Royal Fusiliers; Private G.84191; died from wounds France 28.8.18; War Gratuity £3; paid out to:
14.1.19 mother Mary L £2 16s 3d
6.12.19 mother Mary £3


1901: Derby

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
George H Brown Head 32 Railway Clerk Derby
Mary L Brown wife 35   Derby
Thomas S Brown son 1   Derby
Mary Ford M. in law (wdw) 72   Derby

RG13 piece 3219 folio 24 page 40

1911: Derby

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
George Henry Brown Head 42 Railway Clerk Derby
Mary Louisa Brown wife 45   Derby
Thomas Samuel Brown son 11   Derby
George William Brown son 8   Derby
Francis Joseph Brown son 3   Derby
Mary Ford wife's mother (wdw) 82   Derby

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