Brown, James

BORN HULL 1888. SCULCOATES. SECOND SON OF SUSAN BROWN, AT 6 PROVIDENCE PLACE, EDGAR STREET, HULL (WAR PENSION ADDRESS). A LABOURER.

HE ENLISTED IN HULL, ON 30/08/1914, AGED 27 YEARS AND 3 MONTHS. FORMERLY, PRIVATE, 11208 1/4TH EAST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT. TRANSFERRED TO THE 8TH NORTH STAFFORDSHIRE REGIMENT. HIS ARMY RECORDS DESCRIBE HIME AS 5 FOOT 8 INCHES TALL, 140 LBS WEIGHT, AND 34 INCH CHEST, DARK BLUE EYES, DARK BROWN HAIR AND DARK COMPLEXION. HE HAD A TATTOO ON HIS RIGHT HAND WITH CLASPED HANDS AND THE WORDS, “LOVE OF HULL”. ON HIS LEFT FOREARM, HE HAD A TATTOO OF A TOMB STONE.

HE LEFT FOR FRANCE, ON 15/01/1915. INJURED BY FROST BITE IN APRIL 1915. HE WAS INVALIDED TO ENGLAND ON 27/04/1915. HE RETURNED TO HIS UNIT FRANCE, ON 21/05/1916. HE DIED OF WOUNDS, ON 02/01/1918, AGED 30, AT NO:21 CASUALTY CLEARING STATION. HE HAD SERVED FOR 3 YEARS AND 126 DAYS. BURIED AT ROCQUIGNY-EQUANCOURT ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY, MANANCOURT. UNMARRIED. HIS ARMY EFFECTS WERE LEFT TO HIS MOTHER, SUSAN. HE ALSO LEFT AN OLDER BROTHER, WILLIAM BROWN.


First name:
JAMES
Military Number:
24301
Rank:
Private
Date Died
02/01/1918
Place died:
Rocquigny-Equancourt Road Cemetery, Manancourt, Somme, France
Age:
30
6 PROVIDENCE PLACE, EDGAR STREET, HULL, EAST RIDING OF YORKSHIRE, United Kingdom