Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.
The list of The Fallen printed in the Bridgnorth Journal of 14th August, 1920, identifies Alfred Thomas Brown, 203661, 2/7 Worcesters, who was killed in action on 18th August, 1917 at Ypres, and who had lived at 17 Church Street, Bridgnorth.
Alfred Thomas Brown was born in Bridgnorth in 1885 where he was baptised at St Leonards on 14th June. He was the son of Peter Brown of Runcorn, Cheshire, a mariner, and his wife, Margaret. In 1891 the family was still living in Runcorn, Cheshire but by 1901 they had moved to Irlam, Lancs.
Alfred was married to Emma - possibly in the Northampton area in 1909. The couple had at least two children.
Alfred was living in Birmingham when he enlisted less than a year before his death. He was killed in action on 18th August, 1917, during the Battle of Langemarck phase of the Third Battles of the Ypres.
Private Alfred Thomas Brown is buried at White House Cemetery, St. Jean-les-Ypres. He was awarded the Victory and British Medals.
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