Born Thorngumbold, East Yorkshire, 1892. Son of Alfred Brown (1855-1946) and Ann Grange (1856-1928), of Far Barn, Paull, East Yorkshire. Son of a Farm Hand. He had three brothers and two sisters. He worked as a Farm Hand, on Boress Hill Paull (1911 Census).
He enlisted in Beverley. Served as Private. William Brown, 33702, in the 2nd Yorkshire Regiment. Died from his wounds after stepping on a mine on 25th May 1918, aged 26, and is buried in the Houchin British Cemetery, France.
His brother, Farrier Corporal, John Alfred Brown, Royal Army Service Corps, died of Malaria, in Egypt, on 28/10/1918, aged 28 and is buried in Jerusalem Military Cemetery.
Both brothers are remembered on the family grave at Paull, Hull and the Thorngumbold WW1 Memorial, East Yorkshire.