Brown, Ronald Charles

Lance Corporal 2577 Ronald Charles Brown. 2nd Battalion Honourable Artillery Company. Killed in action at Reutel on 9th October 1917, aged 35. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.

  • Born c. 1882
  • Enlisted in to the 5th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery on 1st April 1908
  • Discharged on termination of engagement on 1st April 1910
  • Served 4 years in the 3rd Middlesex Royal Garrison Artillery
  • Accountant at The Plaza Hotel, Buenos Aires
  • Left Buenos Aires in October 1914 to enlist
  • Admitted in to the HAC on 18th November 1914
  • Enlisted at Armoury House
  • Resident of West Norwood
  • Served at home from 18th November 1914 to 26th April 1915
  • Went to France on 27th April 1915 with the 1st Battalion
  • Suffered gun shot wound to the left wrist at Brandhoek on 1st October 1915
  • In hospital, Lewisham between 4th October 1915 to 28th January 1916 – Gun shot wound to the left forearm
  • Home service until 23rd December 1916
  • Served in France from 24th December 1916 to 10th March 1917
  • In military hospital, York from 12th March to 16th April 1917 – Left foot injury and german measles
  • Served in France again from 23rd July 1917
  • Posted as missing presumed dead at Reutel on 9th October 1917 with the 2nd Battalion
  • Aged 35
  • No known grave
  • Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium
  • Panel 7
  • Son of Charles and Elizabeth Brown, of 51, Tulsemere Rd., West Norwood, London
  • Brother to Albenia Elizabeth Newdick, Lily Ellen Brown and William Archibald Brown
  • Left estate with net value of £520 17s. 9d.

 

Sources:

British Army Service Records 1914-1920 (accessed via Ancestry.co.uk 19th April 2014)
Database of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The Honourable Artillery Company in the Great War (G. Goold Walker)
England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966 (accessed through Ancestry.co.uk 19th April 2014)

 

 

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