Thank you to Wendy Shuttleworth for the following research
Edward Ernest Brown was the son of Ernest Albert and Elizabeth and was born on the 29th September 1898 in Dorking. He was baptised at St. Martin’s Church, Dorking on the 11th December 1898.
In 1901, the family were living at 5 Jubilee Terrace, Dorking.
By 1911, the family had moved to Broadmayne, Dorchester, Dorset, where Ernest was working as a house painter.
Edward joined the 2nd Battalion, Private Princess Charlotte of Wales’ (Royal Berkshire) Regiment, as a Private with the Army number 38504. He was killed in action at the Battle of Passchendaele in Belgium on the 18th November 1917 aged 18. Edward’s body was never found, so he is commemorated along with 35,000 other lost soldiers on the Tyne Cot Memorial, panel 105 to 106 and 162.
Born Dorking, Surrey
Lived Dorchester, Dorset
Son of Ernest Albert and Elizabeth Brown
Regiment 2nd Battalion. Private Princess Charlotte of Wales’. Royal Berkshire Regiment
Date of Death 18th November 1917
Place of Death Passchendaele, Belguim
Cause of Death Killed in action
Memorial Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium.