Brown, William

Brown, William

Regiment: Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Rank: Private

Service No: 1211

Boer War service: 10 Feb 1900 to 17 Aug 1902

Date of enlistment: 28 Oct 1885

Date of discharge: 18 Aug 1902

Reason for discharge: Termination of Engagement

Other information: Prior to enlisting in 1885 he had served in the Cheshire Regiment. William served in India for 6½ years prior to going to South Africa


Queen’s South Africa Medal

King’s South Africa Medal

No information regarding clasps

Born: 6 September 1868 in Whitchurch, Shropshire.

Family: He was the son of Sarah Piggott, previously Brown. Our research suggests he had two siblings, but we cannot confirm this or the identity of his father. He married Mary Ellen Callwood in 1902 and together they had two sons.

Residence: In 1871 and 1881 our research suggests he was living in Hinton, near Whitchurch, Shropshire with his paternal grandparents. In 1891 and 1901 he was away on military service.

Employment: He was a labourer when he enlisted.

Death: Aged 73 on 29 March 1942 in The Infirmary, Stockport, Cheshire.

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