Harry Brown (c.1884-1916)
An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.
Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922
The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:
- BROWN, HARRY. Private. No 5542. 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Holmfirth. Lived Longley, Holmfirth. Employed Messrs. Watkinson and Sons at Washpit Mills, Holmfirth. A keen cricketer, playing with the Cartworth Moor and Choppards teams. Was one of 29 cousins serving in the forces, being the sons of seven brothers. Had been at the front just seven weeks when reported missing, presumed killed, in the attack on the Schwaben Redoubt on 3.9.1916, aged 32 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
- ROH:- Holmfirth; Huddersfield Drill Hall.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- Private HARRY BROWN (5542)
- regiment: Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding)
- died: Sunday, September 3, 1916
- record ID: 765561
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission (ID #765561)
- Imperial War Museums: Lives of the First World War (ID #7691296)