|Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)||201052||2/5th & 2/6th Battalions|
William was born at Fritchley and lived near the Green. He has tentatively been identfied as the brother of George Brown who is on the Roll. Prior to enlistment, he was a collier. In March 1918 he was taken as a PoW on the Somme, at Bullescourt, and was interned in camps at Marchiennam and Dülmen. William returned home in Dec 1918. He later worked as a navvy.
Medal Roll Index Card
He was award the Victory and British War medals
2/5th & 2/6th Battalions
BROWN William, 201052, Pte; Notts & Derby D Coy; Bullscourt 21-3-18; Marchiennam 26.4.18; Belper 20-2-91; Wingfield Park, Fritchley; Mrs Brown
Brown William 201052; 9 N&D D Coy; Somme 21.3.18; Dulmen; 20.1.1891; Fritchley; frau; Wingfield Park, Fritchley
Derbyshire Courier, 1 June 1918
Another soldier taken prisoner is Private William Brown, of the Green, whose parents recently had news to this effect. Private Brown, who is in the Sherwoods writes from Dulmen, Westphalia, stating that he was taken prisoner on 21 March. He was over on leave just before Christmas.
Derbyshire Courier, 14 December 1918
Several local soldiers who have been prisoners of war in Germany have returned home during the week. They include Lance Corporal Charles Walters, Leicesters, of Fold yard, Crich, who has had six months in captivity; Gunner Jesse Barrett, of Kirkham Lane, Fritchley, who arrived on Monday; Private James Kay was taken prisoner last May, who arrived on Wednesday; and a Private Brown of the Green Fritchley.
William Brown's brother George 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: Fritchley
William Brown b.20 January 1891; navvy heavy worker
two closed records