W. V. Brown
Service no. G/10746
Lance Corporal, The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment), “B” Coy. 11th Battalion
Died age 49 on 15 November 1916
Born in South Lambeth, lived in Lambeth
Remembered at Dickebusch New Military Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium
William Valentine Brown was born in Poplar, east London in 1887, the third child of carman Frederick Charles Brown and Isabella Sarah Elizabeth (née Jackson). In the 1891 census the family of seven lived at 36 Radnor Terrace, off South Lambeth Road. Frederick Brown was working as a carman and William was a 17-year-old groom.
He married Annie Chinnery on 14 January 1894 at St Andrew’s, Landor Road. The couple gave 5 Southesk Street as their address.