Lance Corporal John Brown

Rank or Title

Date of Death

22 Oct 1917


Hayward Tyler

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

14 Park Road West
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Abbeyville Communal Cemetery Extension

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


Beds & Herts Saturday Telegraph , 10th November 1917
L-Cpl John Brown

L-Cpl John Brown, 33017, 8th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment, died on October 22nd, 1917, from severe wounds sustained in action on October 9th. He was aged 34.

John was working at Hayward Tyler before joining the Bedfordshire Regiment about six weeks after the outbreak of war. Heart trouble kept him on home service until he was transferred to the Leicesters in 1916 and sent to France. He had had no leave since.

He had married Barton-born Ellen Alvira Currington in in Luton in 1907. His address in the report of his death was 14 Park Road West [now Strathmore Avenue], the then home of Ellen's parents, Charles and Selina, with whom Ellen was living. Records suggest that the couple had a young family.

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L-Cpl John Brown

Author: Deejaya

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