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41582   Gunner William Brown
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 02/04/2024
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 270th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery (British Army)
Died: 01/07/1917 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 22
William Brown was the son of Robert Brown. William was born in Moneymore about 1895. A month after war broke out, on 6th July 1914, William Brown enlisted in Cookstown on the Garrison Artillery Gunner Brown was for a considerable time in Malta. He then volunteered for service with the Field Artillery and was transferred, and had been in service in France for several months. On 1st July 1917, Gunner William Brown was working at his post at the gun, which was just about to fire, when a shell burst close by. He was severely injured and was sent him off by motor car to 134th Field Ambulance Gunner William Brown, of the 270th Siege Battery of the Royal Garrison Artillery, died of his wounds later that day
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Poperinghe New Military Cemetery
  Poperinghe, West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave 2-A-37
CWGC Casualty 139089
Poperinghe New Military Cemetery is located 10.5 Kms west of Ieper town centre, in the town of Poperinge itself. From Ieper, Poperinge is reached via the N308. From Ieper town centre the Poperingseweg (N308), is reached via Elverdingsestraat then directly over two small roundabouts in the J. Capronstraat. The Poperingseweg is a continuation of the J. Capronstraat and begins after a prominent railway level crossing. On reaching the town of Poperinge, the left hand turning from the N308 leads onto the R33 Poperinge ring road. 1 Km along the N33 lies the right hand turning onto Deken De Bolan. The cemetery is located 100 metres from the ring road level with Onze Vrouwedreef on the right hand side of the road.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - East Panel 1927 Cookstown
2 St Andrews Church Of Ireland Roll Of Honour Ardtrea
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 210
References and Links
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1 Photo of Gunner William Brown's grave
2 Forum discussion (GWF) Details of the 270 Siege Battery and casualties that day.
3 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023