- Surnames starting with the letter B. 

William Brown

Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:10th Div. Amm Column
Name of Rgt or Ship:Royal Field Artillery
How Died:Died
Country of burial:FranceGrave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Villers-Bocage Communal Cemetery Extension
Town Memorial:Stretford
Extra Information:
Born in 1897.  Too many William Brown's to be able to define which one.

1901 Census - 46 Ross Street, Salford.    Son - aged: 4 - born: Manchester.
    Head of household - Arthur Brown - Married - aged: 35 - occ: Dock
Labourer - born: Higher Broughton.   Also - Mary Brown - Wife - aged: 35 -
born: Hawarden, Cheshire.  Plus 4 siblings.

1911 Census - 84 Lacy Street, Stretford.    Son - aged: 14 - occ: Errand
Boy - born: Manchester.    Head of household - Arthur Brown - Married -
aged: 44 - occ: Shunter on Railway at the Westinghouse Works (Metro-Vics) -
born: Manchester.   Also - Mary Brown - Wife - aged: 44 - born: Hawarden,
Cheshire.  Plus 5 siblings.

Employed at Metro-Vickers as he is commemorated on their memorial.

Ammunition Column.    Died of Pneumonia.

10th Division was at Gallipoli ?????

Commemorated on the private family gravestone in Stretford Cemetery.

M.I. "Though Far Away, thy Grave to See, Yet not too far to Think of Thee".
(Stretford Cemtery).

M.I. - "Thy will be done O'Lord".  (Villers-Bocage Cemetery, Somme,

His father, Arthur died 31/08/1929 aged 62 and his mother, Mary died
04/06/1932 aged 66.

Memorials found on:
Metro-Vickers (Trafford Park)
St. Matthew's (Stretford)
Victoria Park School
Stretford Borough Memorial Book
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