Harold Ebeneezer Brown.

1/5th Royal Warwickshire Rgt. 

Born in Warboys, Huntingdonshire. Enlisted Huntingdon on 03/11/1914.. Resident Warboys. KIA 24/8/17 as Corporal 203389. 

Formerly Hunts Cyclists 949. 

Buried in New Irish Farm Cemetery.

He was wounded and was one of a large number of men from the Reserve Bat. who volunteered for active service. They marched through Huntingdon behind their band on the Saturday (before 23 December 1914), and departed from the station in additional coaches that were attached to the 10.06 train. No destination was given for the train or the men of the Reserve Battalion. The report was in the Huntingdonshire Post dated 23 Dec. 1914. 1914. ref 4/37. He was born at Warboys. He was a corporal in the Royal Warwicks. He was 22 when killed. he was the second son to die in 10 months. Eldest son of E. Brown and brother of Horace Spencer Brown who was also a Hunts. Cyclist. He landed in France 16th July 1916.???? He was killed whilst a corp. in Royal Warwickshire Regt. He went to France in 1916 and served on the Somme.

He was killed at St. Julien whilst serving as a bomber in the R. Warwickshire Regt.

e was part of a contingent of 130 men of the Hunts. Reserve Battalion who had volunteered for active service in December 1914. They left from Huntingdon station in carriages attached to the 10:06 train.

He is remembered on the Warboys War Memorial that is situated in the main Road running through the Village.

Many thanks to Tony Stubbs for going to the grave and taking the photo. 

If you can help with any data on this Huntingdonshire Cyclist please contact me at huntscycles@btinternet.com

Warboys War Memorial photo. . .
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09/04/2012

. . Martyn Smith