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Private William Brown

5th Battalion Cameron Highlanders
Service No: s / 10239

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Personal details

Born / Resided

Longriggend / 14 Allan Place, Coatbridge

Died

Killed in Action 25/09/1915 at Hill 70, Loos

Enlisted

Bowhill, Fife 05/08/1914

Employed

Miner in Rosehall Colliery

Age

30

Buried / Remembered

Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France

Family Information

Son of William and Jessie Brown of 43 Whifflet St, Coatbridge. Husband of Agnes McConnell Brown. Father of 2 children. William had 5 brothers also serving. Lance Corporal Alexander Brown of the 5th Battalion Cameron Highlanders was Killed in Action on the 09/04/1917 (see index), Robert (RGA), Charles (RGA), Daniel (RFA) and Richard of the RAMC who was awarded the French Croix de Guerre for distinguished conduct on the battlefield while acting as a stretcher bearer (see photos).

Additional Information

William was posted missing at Loos . His death was confirmed in January 1916. Also remembered in the St Augustines Parish (book) Roll of Honour. See photos for Williams name on the Loos Memorial. See Williams brother Lance Corporal Alexander Brown (who also fell) for more information on this patriotic family

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