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Private John Thomas Brown

33050 1st Battalion East Surrey Regiment

Tyne Cot memorialSon of Mr Peter and Mrs Clara Brown
Husband of Mrs. Elsie Brown (nee Parker)

Aged 24 years

Died 10th October 1917

Commemorated at Tyne Cot Memorial
Panel 79 to 80 & 163A.

Born at Irchester, enlisted at Northampton.

The Rushden Echo Friday 27 July 1917

Rushden Soldiers' Thanks - The Newton Road District - "Rushden People most Generous"
"Rushden the Finest Place I have Lived in"

Mrs L Perkins, the secretary of the Newton road, Robinson road, and Pratt road, Roll of Honour, has received further letters from the Rushden lads who are with the colours, thanking the committee for the gifts.

Pte J Brown, East Surrey Regt, BEF: I am sure your good work will not be forgotten when the war is over, which I hope will not be long.

J T BrownKettering Leader, November 1917, transcribed by John Collins. (extract)

Rushden Quartette

Pte. C. H. Parker has two brothers serving with the colours in France, Pte. Henry and Pte. Frederick Parker, and a brother-in-law, Pte. J. T. Brown, who has just been officially reported missing since October 10th. The four, although all being in France, never saw each other out there. Pte. J. T. Brown, of the East Surreys, joined up in February last, and went to France in May, and is now reported missing. Before joining up he worked in Mr. C. W. Horrell’s factory. All four men were officers servants. click here for the full article

Rushden Echo, 30th November 1917, transcribed by Kay Collins

Rushden Soldier Missing - News Wanted of Pte J T Brown – East Surrey Regiment

We regret to report that Mrs E K Brown, formerly of 7, Newton-road, Rushden, and now residing with her parents at 8, Park-place, had received official news that her husband, 33050 Pte J T Brown, of the East Surrey Regiment, has been missing from his unit as from October 10th. Pte Brown, who joined up last February, formerly worked for Mr C W Horrell, boot manufacturer, Rushden, being highly respected by his shopmates.

Mrs Brown will be grateful to any of her husband’s comrades who can send her any further information.

Rushden Echo, August 30th, 1918, transcribed by Greville Watson

Rushden’s Casualty List - Victims of the War

Pte. John Thomas Brown, of the East Surreys, husband of Mrs Brown, of 8, Park-place, Rushden, reported missing since Oct. 10th, 1917, is now presumed by the Army Council to have died on or since that date, as nothing more has been heard of him. Pte. Brown, who formerly worked for Mr C. W. Horrell, boot manufacturer, joined the Colours in February, 1917, and was sent to France in May, 1917. He is the son of Mr and Mrs Brown, of Washbrook-road, Rushden.

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