Harry Brown (c.1899-1918)

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, MM. Private. No 100192. 24th Battalion Royal Fusiliers. Born Holmfirth. Son of Frederick and Ruth E. Brown, 10, Dewhurst Road, Fartown, Huddersfield. Educated at Holmfirth Church of England School and Woodhouse Church of England School. Employed as a porter by Mr H. Hardy, of Birkby, in his paper warehouse. Enlisted May 1917. Embarked for France in April 1918. Awarded the Military Medal 1.10.1918 for 'bravery and resourcefulness during an attack on an enemy defensive system'. Killed during the attack on 1.10.1918, aged 19 years. Buried in ANNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row H, Grave 12.
ROH:- Christ Church, Woodhouse Hill; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

  • Private HARRY BROWN
  • regiment: Royal Fusiliers
  • died: Tuesday, October 1, 1918
  • age: 19 years
  • record ID: 187755