Brown, George, Air Mechanic 1st Class, 78600, 22nd Squadron, Royal Flying Corps,
Aged 21
Died of wounds 21st August 1917
Son of Edwin & Elizabeth Brown, of 5 Short Street, Belper
Buried in Coxyde Military Cemetery, Belgium, Grave Reference: III B 12
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78608 Royal Flying Corps
Previous Service Number: 6461, King’s Royal Rifle Corps
George enlisted in July 1915 and served with the King’s Royal Rifle Corps until he was wounded at Ypres. He returned to England and spent 8 weeks at the Wharncliffe Hospital in Sheffield. On returning to France he was transferred to the 22nd Squadron, Royal Flying Corps and suffered bullet wounds to the head on 19th August 1917 when the Bristol F2b aeroplane he was travelling in was shot up.
1911 Census
George Brown
Born Belper, Derbyshire
A coal miner ganger
Son of Elizabeth Brown, a dairy farmer, of Bullsmoor Farm, Nottingham Road, Belper, Derbyshire
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Belper, St John's Chapel
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Belper, St Peter's Church
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