|Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)||201052||2/5th & 2/6th Battalions|
William was born in about 1891 and he worked as a coal miner.
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.
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.
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
1939 Register: Fritchley
William Brown b.20 January 1891; navvy heavy worker
two closed records
|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|
William Brown's brother George Brown is also on the Roll of Honour.