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   2nd Lieutenant William Brown
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/04/2024
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 3rd Battalion, Royal Munster Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 16/10/1895
Died: 01/03/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 22
William Brown was the son of Samuel and Esther Brown (nee Moore). William was born in Cootehill, County Cavan on 16th October 1895. The 1911 census records that William was a boarder at the Royal School Dungannon. After leaving school, William worked for the Provincial Bank in Londonderry and at Head Office in Dublin. In May 1915, William Brown enlisted in the Royal Irish Fusiliers. He acted as interpreter for several months to his battalion, and was promoted Corporal. William was gazetted 2nd Lieutenant to the Royal Munster Fusiliers in April 1917. 2nd Lieutenant William Brown was killed in action on 1st March 1918. He was 22 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Grand-Seraucourt British Cemetery
  St Quentin, Aisne, 4
Grave Ref: Grave II-B-2
CWGC Casualty 579763
Seraucourt-le-Grand is a village about 8 kilometres south west of St Quentin on the east side of the River Somme. From the main road, D930 St Quentin-Ham, take the left turning in the direction of Seraucourt-le-Grand at a village called Roupy. The Cemetery is signposted from the D32 road on arriving in the village itself.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Royal School Dungannon Book 18
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Brown family Lists William as age 6 living with the family at house 46 in Bridge Street, Cootehill, Cavan
2 1911 Census lists Brown family Does not list William as living with the family at house 90 in Bridge St, Magheranure, Cootehill, Cavan
3 Photo of 2nd Lieut William Brown's gravestone
4 Cootehill 1907 directory Brown, S., book seller, stationer, general provision dealer, rent collector, insurance and newsagent, etc
5 Photo of 2nd Lieut William Brown's 'Death Penny' (Memorial Plaque)
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