Brown, E J
ERNEST JAMES BROWN
Remembered with Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial: Panel 22.
He originally attested 24 March 1911 4 years’ service: a clerk with John Dickenson & Co aged 27, 5’8½” tall, of Abbot’s Langley, Herts; Private 1341 Hertfordshire Yeomanry. He served at Home 24 March 1911 to 9 September 1914, when he embarked from Southampton, disembarked Alexandria 26 September; he was appointed Lance-Corporal 16 November 1914. He embarked for Gallipoli 14 August 1915, serving in the area until 23 September 1915, and Home again from 24 September 1915 when he was admitted to Wharncliffe War Hospital, Sheffield, with rupture. He was discharged to a commission in the 4th (Reserve) Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers 24 October 1916. He was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 5 November 1914, and was killed in action.
There is an article about Ernest in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 25 August 1917, and a Death announcement in the issue dated 1 September 1917.
Son of Ernest John and Ellen (nee BRUNSDEN/BRUNSDON) BROWN; husband of Lillian Maud (nee TURNER) BROWN.
His parents married 6 January 1883 at All Saints, Rotherhithe, London. Ernest died 1900 in the Fulham, London, district aged 40; Ellen died 1934 in the Fulham district aged 75..
Ernest was born 19 October 1883 in Chelsea, London, and married 1914 in the Watford district; they had one child. Lilian remarried 1923 in the Watford district to Charles GEORGE; she died 26 November 1971 in Croxley Green, Herts, aged 86.
He has an entry in the National Probate Calendar.
On the 1891 Census, [James] aged 7 lived in Chelsea, with his parents and four siblings. On the 1901 Census, a stationer’s clerk aged 17, he lived in Fulham, with his widowed mother and five siblings. On the 1911 Census, he is proving elusive.
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)