Thomas BROWN
Rank: Lance Corporal
Number: 265107
Unit: 1/6th Battalion CHESHIRE REGIMENT
Date of Death: 20 September 1917
Age: 23
Cemetery: Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium

Military records show that Thomas had been born in Scarcliffe, Derby. As an adult, he was certainly living in Stockport as his original army service number, 1216, confirms he was a pre-war member of the town's Territorial Army Battalion. He would have been mobilised in August 1914, going overseas in the November. A summary of the Battalion's early months of service is here. He was killed during an attack in the later weeks of the Third Battle of Ypres, described here.

He had been married. By the early 1920s, when the Imperial War Graves Commission was collating casualty information, his widow had remarried, to a Mr Bennett, and was living at 39 Hesketh Street, Heaton Norris.

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