Brown, F H
FRED/FREDERIC HOLIFIELD BROWN
There is no trace of a Fred H BROWN, H.A.C. in either the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s dataset, or in Soldiers died in the Great War.
However, a Fred H BROWN attested 5 September 1914 at Armoury House, Finsbury, London, in the Territorial Force for 4 years service in the U.K. as Private 1882 in the Honourable Artillery Company: a solicitor aged 28, 5’8″ tall, of Bushey, Herts; his next-of-kin his father. He served at Home 5 September to 28 December 1914, when he embarked from Southampton 29 December 1914 with the B.E.F. to France. Was admitted to no. 8 Casualty Clearing Station with a gun shot wound to the face 10 February 1915, transferred to no. 13 Stationary Hospital, Boulogne, 12 February 1915, and returned to England 17 February 1915. He was discharged 19 June 1915 in London “being no longer physically fit for war service”; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 19 December 1914, and was issued with the Silver War Badge 16 October 1916.
There are articles about Fred in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 6 February 1915, 20 February 1915, 30 November 1918 (including a Death announcement), 7 December 1918, 28 December 1918; also an article in the Watford Illustrated dated 20 February 1915 and the caption to a photograph in the issue dated 27 February 1915.
Son of Frederick James and Charlotte Ellen (nee HOLIFIELD) BROWN.
His parents married 29 December 1884 at St Pancras Old Church, London. Charlotte died 1932 aged 71; Frederick died 1937 aged 82; both in the Battersea, London, district
Frederic was born 1885 in Bolton. Lancs, and admitted to the Bar November 1907. a member of Penman and Brown of Holborn Viaduct, London. He died 6 November 1918 in Bushey aged 33, and was buried 29 November at St James’, Bushey.
He has an entry in the National Probate Calendar.
On the 1891 Census, aged 5 he lived in Horwich, Lancs, with his parents and two siblings. On the 1901 Census, a solicitor’s clerk aged 15, he lived in St Anne’s on the Sea, Lancs, with his parents and five siblings. On the 1911 Census, a solicitor aged 25, he lived in Bushey, with his parents and four siblings.
- 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)