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James Brown

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BROWN, James. Born circa 1863 in Staffordshire, married Harriet Brereton 1st quarter 1887 in Shropshire, they had two children. James was widowed when his wife Harriet fell from a tram car on Chester Road, near Cross Street, Stretford on 20 April 1893. At the inquest on 22 April 1893 the coroner Fred Price recorded that Harriet Brown died from injuries to her head by falling from a tramcar on the High Road, it was an instant and accidental death. Harriet was born circa 1861 in Staffordshire. At the time of the 1891 census the family were living at 4 Trafford Grove, Stretford. At the time of the 1901 census, James and his son William were lodging at 17 Lythgoe Street, Hulme, Manchester and James jnr was a patient in Manchester Royal Eye Hospital. After the death of Harriet, James married Ann Stanton, the date and location of the marriage is not known, they had two children. James was a tramcar driver whilst he lived in Manchester but it is understood he later bought a farm in Oswestry. It is believed James died in the late 1930s or early 1940s in Oswestry.

Children of James Brown and Harriet Brereton:-

BROWN, James Robert. Born circa 1887 in Manchester, at the time of the 1901 census James was a patient at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital. We have no further information on James though we believe he died at a young age.

BROWN, William Edward. Born August 1890 in Stretford. Married to Florence (surname unknown), date and location of marriage unknown. William and Florence were both blind, they had two children, William and Alma, William (jnr) served in the Royal Navy during WW2.

Children of James Brown and Ann Stanton:-

BROWN, Arthur. Born 14 June 1897 in Chorlton, Manchester. Arthur was called up during WW1 but due to an eye injury as a boy he should only have been on home guard. Unfortunately Arthur was sent to France where he was killed in action on 10 January 1918, he served in the 1st/4th Bn. Prince of Wales's Volunteers (South Lancashire Regiment).

Private Brown, 265799, is buried at Beuvry Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France.

Arthur Brown's Grave

Beuvry is a town in the Pas de Calais, approximately 3 kilometres east of Bethune. The Communal Cemetery is 200 metres north of the church on Rue Edouart Vallant, and the Extension is situated to the left of the Communal Cemetery.

Cemetery photographs courtesy Marco Hoveling
From his WW1 web site An Unfortunate Region

Beuvry Cemetery

Ada Blackburn & George Brown on their wedding day, 27 December 1924

BROWN, George. Born 18 October 1898 at 43 Carlisle Street, Chorlton, Manchester. George volunteered for the army in WWI, he enlisted in the Border Regiment 26 June 1916 then transferred to the Royal Flying Corp before being transferred again to the Royal Air Force. Married Ada Blackburn, 27 December 1924 at the Parish Church of Saint Matthew's, Chester Road, Stretford, Manchester. Curate was Evan Thomas and the witnesses were John Thomas Temple and Sarah Ann Haley (Ada's sister). George was a motor body builder (Journeyman) and worked at Ford, Dagenham, before moving to Ford, Trafford Park just prior to WW2 breaking out. He was an active member of the Trafford Park British Legion. George and Ada lived in Romford before moving to 1014 Tenth Street, Trafford Park, Manchester. They had three children, George died 2 July 1962 and is buried with his wife at Stretford Cemetery.

George Brown

Children of George Brown and Ada Blackburn:-

BROWN, Living Person. No further information available.

BROWN, Arthur. Born 30 August 1927 in Trafford Park, Manchester, died 9 January 2007.

George (Anthony) Brown

BROWN, George. Born 20 September 1934 in Romford, Essex. George died 31 December 2010 in Stretford, Manchester.

George (Anthony) Brown

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