Lance Corporal Walter Brown

Army Number : 26021

Battalion : 2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

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Son of Mary Ann Brown, of 3, Bridge Street, Sandiacre, Derbyshire. He was a Labourer prior to enlisting 15th May 1915 at Ilkeston, Derbyshire into the 16th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment. He went to France 6th March 1916 and was appointed Lance Corporal 3rd September 1916. He sustained a gunshot wound to his mouth 3rd September 1916 and was treated at No. 4 Casualty Clearing Station at Beauval, France. He was transferred to the 16th General Hospital at Le Treport, France 4th September 1916 and on recovery was posted to the 2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment. He was killed in action, 23rd March 1917, aged 36, by German shellfire whilst serving in the trenches at ‘Mullins War’, near Philosophe, France.

Buried : Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, France. Plot 1. Row N. Grave 4.

Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, France.
Lance Corporal Walter Brown grave

Lance Corporal Brown is also commemorated on the following local memorials :-
St. Giles Church War Memorial, Sandiacre, Derbyshire.