Clifford Vernon Brown

Memorial: Filton - Community Centre

Regiment: Royal Horse and Field Artillery

Medals: 1914–15 Star, British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Silver War Badge, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Bombardier 14550

Parents: George Ernest and Ada Louisa Brown

Marital status: Single

Home address: 32 Lancashire Road, Bishopston, Bristol

Pre-war occupation: Stationery shop assistant

Date of birth: 1894

Place of birth: Bristol

Date of death: 17/08/1917

Buried/Commemorated at: Buried at Dozinghem Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Commemorated on St Peter's Church Memorial, Filton.

Age: 23

Further information:

Clifford was born in Bristol, the son of an elementary school teacher and a middle child of seven children with five brothers and a sister.

Clifford served with "A" Battery, 92nd Brigade, Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery. Clifford's brigade fought in various actions on the Western Front and he was mortally wounded during the Battle of Langemarck (16 - 18 August 1917). The outcome of the battle was indecisive and resulted in 36,000 allied casualties. Clifford died of his wounds at the 47th Casualty Clearing Station which was one of three stations located at Dozinghem from July 1917 until early in 1918.

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This information has been provided by Sarah Hands, Volunteer Researcher for the South Gloucestershire War Memorials Web Site.
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