Brown, A J
ARTHUR JOHN BROWN
Remembered with honour Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial: Panel 5 and 9.
He enlisted in Woolwich, London SE; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914 Star medals, his qualifying date being 19 August 1914, and was killed in action. Unfortunately, Arthur’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is an article about and a Death announcement for Arthur in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 1 September 1917.
Son of Joseph and Mary Ann (nee BOARDER); husband of Emily L (nee BROOKS) BROWN.
His parents married 16 December 1879 at St Mary’s, Pitstone, Bucks. Joseph died 1942 aged 83; Mary died 1045 aged 90; both in the Hemel Hempstead, Herts, district.
Arthur was born 1884 in Pitstone, and baptised 1 December 1889 at St John the Baptist, Aldbury, Herts. He married 1912 in the Watford district; they had one child. Emily never remarried, and died 1966 in the Watford district aged 82.
On the 1891 Census, a scholar aged 6, he lived in Pitstone, with his parents and three siblings. On the 1901 Census, a farm labourer aged 16, he lived in Hemel Hempstead, with his parents and three siblings. On the 1911 Census, he is proving elusive.
Unit"B" Battery, 71st Brigade
Date of death31/07/1917
Age at death32
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)