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Old 16-05-2014, 01:41 PM
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Default Trooper James Leonard Brown.

This is Trooper James Leonard Brown, 1st Life Guards. From Radcliffe. Died of wounds 29th January 1916 aged 19.


Why do we have so many men in the Household Cavalry??? I think we have 9 on the absent voters list for Amble and Radcliffe, Total that served will be higher again.


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Old 16-05-2014, 07:03 PM
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One of 9 children according to the 1911 census, 7 still at home, all the males are miners including James aged 13, who is a driver underground. At 38 King Edward Street, Amble in 1911.
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If I'm on the right family on the census and the age is correct, then he was seriously under age when he enlisted, as he was sent overseas in early 1915.
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On the subject of Life Guards, looks like one of the WW2 Coquet Mouth dredger casualties served in the 1st life Guards in WW1 as well -Robert Forster English. [Who was also my G-Grandparents next door neighbour in Broomhill Street!]
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Just had a message from a descendant of Charles Brown, a Radcliffe 'soldier miner' wounded 100 years ago today, that the two Browns on the Radcliffe Memorial and Charles were brothers.

Charles is on the (just 50% finished!) 1915 casualty page
James Leonard, (as above) on the 1916 page

and the entry for Henry I have corrected on the war memorial page to:

46261 Henry Glendinning Brown, 9th Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers, killed in action, 2nd November 1916. Son of Peter and J. Glendinning Brown, of 49, Dandsfield Place, Radcliffe, Morpeth. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memmorial, Somme, France. Born Ford, Northumberland, enlisted Amble. Formerly 13389, Northumberland Fusiliers.

We may eventually find a photo for Henry.

The 1911 census shows that there are two more brothers that are of service age in this family: Thomas and Robert. Who knows? perhaps they had five sons 'under the colours'?
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Yesterday and today, 100 years ago, the local boys found themselves thrust into the fighting at Ypres. Over the next few days, news was filtering back to Radcliffe, Alnwick, Broomhill, Amble, etc., that many of the boys that had left England just a week ago were being killed and wounded. You can imagine the surprise and shock when the scale of events started to sink in back home.
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Default Brown family Radcliffe

I have only just discovered your forum with details of my family.
You may be interested to see this newspaper photograph of the Brown family in 1915.
They were my great grandfather and great uncles. My grandmother was their eldest sister, Barbara.
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I have only just discovered your forum with details of my family.
You may be interested to see this newspaper photograph of the Brown family in 1915.
They were my great grandfather and great uncles. My grandmother was their eldest sister, Barbara.
Very nice to see Barbara. I have most of the data from the contemporary newspapers on the district's WW1 casualties, but with a few periods missing, latter part of 1915 being one of them.
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I have only just discovered your forum with details of my family.
You may be interested to see this newspaper photograph of the Brown family in 1915.
They were my great grandfather and great uncles. My grandmother was their eldest sister, Barbara.
I have been trying to see the photograph from the newspaper that Barbara posted as it must be my great grandfather too! Unfortunately the quality is such that I cannot decipher it, is there any other way that it can be viewed, I have never seen a picture of my great grandfather
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I do have all the 1915 newspaper data now including that page, but my photo is not much better:


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Default Private Thomas Hook Brown, Army Service Corps

bit of a clean up:

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Default James Leonard brown

James Leonard Brown was my great uncle, his brother Thomas Hook Brown was my grandfather

I would love to get in contact with anyone that has more information on the family
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