BROWN, William W

Service:
Army
Rank:
Private
Unit:
East Yorkshire Regiment, 7th Bn.
Place Enlisted:
Unknown
Service Number:
14019
Home Address:
Cleatlam
Family Details:

William was the son of William & Mary Ann Brown of Cleatlam. In 1911 his father was a quarryman & William was working below ground as a flatter. However there is evidence from Raby that he worked in the Raff Yard there for four days when his wages were 12/4. He had four siblings, Elizabeth, Isaac, Arthur, (also a  WW1 casualty) and John. In 1911 Isaac was only 16 and employed as a “helper-up below ground.”

 

Date of Birth:
Unknown
Place of Birth:
Cleatlam
Death:
16th Oct 1916
Place of Death
Unknown
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Place of Burial:
Hebuterne Military Cemetery, France. Grave Ref: 1.U.4.
Obituary:
Unknown
Notes:

William joined the East Yorkshire Regiment in 1914 & served in France & Flanders. He was killed in action on 16th October, 1916 aged 23 & is buried in Hebuterne Military Cemetery.

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