Pte William John Brown



Pte William John Brown


The contributor's uncle


1. Information on William Brown
2 & 2a Family tree of William Brown
3. Photograph of William Brown
4–9. Letters sent home by William Brown
10. Pocket Gospel book
11. Cigarette packet
12. Soldiers small book
13. Postcard of a ship
14. Notification of William's death
15. Memorial scroll for William Brown
16 & 16a. Memorial card for William Brown
17. Pensions information for Williams parents
18. Notice of award of pension


William John Brown was born in Worcester in late 1897 or early 1898, the son of Harry and Ada Brown. The family resided in the St Paul’s area of the city. He enlisted in the army on 9th February 1915 when he gave his age as 19 years – in actual fact he was only 17 years of age. William sent a number of letters, postcards and other ephemera home to his mother before he was killed in action on 10th July 1916 during the battle of the Somme. He was just 18½ years of age.




England and France


Sean Brown

Collection Day

15th March 2019 St Helen's Church, Worcester

This item was submitted on April 2, 2019